8600 Wilshire
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8600 Wilshire

8600 Wilshire is MAD’s first US project and demonstrates founder Ma Yansong’s core design philosophy: to coalesce nature and community into a living environment among high-density cities.


Bringing the nature found on the adjacent foothills of Los Angeles into the city of Beverly Hills, 8600 Wilshire mimics a small sinuous white hill boasting an 18-unit residential village atop commercial space. Clustered white glass villas and trees ascend upward to contour the Beverly Hills skyline and provide a distinctive streetscape on Wilshire Boulevard.


The “hillside village” offers a variety of housing types for city residents, including three townhouses, five villas, two studios and eight condominiums. The massing of the village cultivates community with the added benefit of individual balcony-patios to maintain independence and privacy. Villa residents experience a balance between public and private as the incandescent villas appear opaque from the street, yet revea

Location : Los Angeles, USA
Typology : Mixed-Use, Residential
Time : 2013-2016
Site Area : 25,900 sq ft
Building Area : 48,000 sq ft
Building Height : 60 ft
Directors : Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
Associate Partner : LU Junliang(Dixon)
Design Team : LI Guangchong, Flora Lee, Cesar d Pena Del Rey, Jeff Miner, ZHAO Xu, Joanna Tan, Chris Hung-Yu Chen
Client : Palisades Capital Partners LLC
Executive Architect : Gruen Associates
Landscape Architect : Gruen Associates
Interior Designer : Rottet Studio
Structural Engineer : John Labib & Associates
MEP Engineer : Breen Engineering Inc.
Civil Engineer : Breen Engineering Inc.
Environmental Engineer:  : Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc