27 Jul '15, 5pm

Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall

MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. The housing development will be raised high above the street and is dubbed 8600 Wilshire. Its designers aim to bring nature back to this inner city neighborhood. Apart from the living wall façade, the complex will also have a large enclosed garden. The 8600 Wilshire development will span 25,900 sq ft (2,406 sq m) and the architects describe it as a sort of “hillside village.” On the street level, it will offer commercial space, and above this floor the residential area will sprawl. The latter will be located on a big floating plinth wrapped in vegetation. On top of this there will also be a number of luxury villas and trees. The finished complex will have 18 residential units in total, which will include five villas, three townhouses, eight cond...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2015/07/residential-community-...

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