After more than four years of construction, Santa Monica-based developer Palisades has completed construction of Gardenhouse, a MAD Architects-designed condominium complex in Beverly Hills.
Located at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard, the five-story structure consists of 18 residential units with ground-floor commercial space and subterranean parking. Each condominium features three bedrooms and ranges from 2,100 to 3,100 square feet in size.
The design by MAD Architects is described as being emblematic of the "Shansui City" philosophy, in which architecture helps to connect humans with nature. The Gardenhouse building appears as a village built atop a hill, with a large living wall wrapping the second and third floors of the building.
“Gardenhouse represents a unique opportunity to impact not only the architecture of Los Angeles but to introduce a new paradigm of living on the West Coast where humans are more emotionally connected to nature, particularly in high-density cities like Los Angeles,” said Ma Yansong, the founder and principal partner of MAD Architects.
Other members of the design team include interior design firm Rottet Studio and Gruen Associates, which served as landscape and executive architect.
Sales prices for the condominiums start at $3.7 million, the project team announced earlier this month.
Palisades is also behind the proposed 1111 Sunset development, a high-rise hotel and condominium complex which would rise at former site of the Metropolitan Water District's headquarters.
MAD Architects, headquartered in Beijing, is also designing the $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park.
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