BEVERLY HILLS—Global architecture firm MAD Architects has unveiled the design of 8600 Wilshire its first American residential project. The complex is described as a “hill-side village” that will be located on its namesake, a few blocks west of the historic Saban Theater of Beverly Hills.
It will comprise of 18 units with various housing types available that include townhouses, villas, studios, and condominiums. Other amenities and features will include a reflecting pool and a private garden, while its exterior will be lined with a “living wall of succulents and vines.”
8600 Wilshire is advertised to embody Ma Yansong’s philosophy by “[coalescing] nature and community into a living environment among high-density cities.” It will buy inspiration from the nearby foothills of Los Angeles and remain distinct from nearby residential buildings. MAD has expressed its desire to help pave the way for the future of architecture in the area with new designs that complement the character and of the city. The project has already been recognized for its design concept by the Los Angeles Business Council at the 45th Annual Architectural Awards, which were held this past Thursday.
Project directors are MAD founder Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano. The project will be cliented by Palisades Capital Partners LLC, the real estate private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, CA.
MAD Architects was founded by Yansong in 2004 and stationed in Beijing and Los Angeles. According to its website, MAD is “committed to developing futuristic, organic designs that embody the Eastern spirit of nature.” Its portfolio includes such projects as the China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin, China and the Absolute Towers in Canada.
Ground for 8600 Wilshire will expect to start in fall 2015 and work for the project is slated to be completed in 2016.