8600 Wilshire, Beverly Hills

MAD Architects, a Beijing-based  design firm. just revealed the design behind its first residential project. 8600 Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, is an 18-unit residential complex built on top of commercial storefronts. Ground-breaking is expected to take place in October 2015.
MAD describes the project as a “hillside village” and a “harmonious architectural space of human experience.” The firm states: “As residents leave the everyday bustle of the city, they find solitude at 8600 Wilshire in a garden valley—at home in nature.”
The development is planned to have retail spaces at street level. Inside, residents will have access to “an elevated courtyard accented by a canopy of trees and native plantings.”

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