For 8600 Wilshire, a 48,000-square-foot residential complex in Beverly Hills that will be completed in 2017, MAD Architects devised a program that combines urban density with abundant nature. The green walls are made of native drought-tolerant succulents and vines. This living brise-soleil shades outdoor spaces on the second and third's floors.

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