Linked Hybrid. Courtesy Steven Holl Architects, photograph © Shu He. Obtainted from https://www.e-architect.co.uk/china/linked-hybrid
Hybrid Buildings have existed for a while. Hybrid Buildings are more than just a mixed use. Hybrid Buildings are usually the best investing option.
A new Project was started at the office a week ago. We discussed about the possibility of going for a hybrid building. Since the lot was located on an area that was not predominantly residential nor commercial, to conciliate both programs made sense. Municipal norms didn’t allow for it, and we found the resolution absurd. This led to the questions: Are the advantages of designing a hybrid building wide-known? Are regulatory entities open to re-think about the design rules that concern these buildings?