MAD has created a plant-covered residential complex in Beverly Hills, designed to look like a village on top of a hill.
Envisioned as a hillside village, Gardenhouse re-thinks architecture's ability to foster interpersonal interactions between residents, as well as a deeper connection with the greater community, by introducing the scenic landscape of the Beverly Hills foothills into the city.
Breaking down what would traditionally be considered condo living, Gardenhouse is organised around a landscaped courtyard, with balconies extending over the central space, encouraging residents to freely interact with one another.
It cultivates a private neighbourhood feeling that, while offering the conveniences of modern city living, allows residents to live harmoniously with nature, in the middle of the city.
This project has been longlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.
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