This multi-family project in south Calgary blurs the town house typology with apartment typology into one 60 unit hybrid building. Our point of departure was to design an extremely efficient underground parkade with a structural system premised upon a module conducive to both parking and living. This hyper-rationalization of the structural grid forms the overarching formal strategy for the rest of the building.
In order to provide a good mix of condo unit sizes, the surface of the rational box was pushed and pulled in the north-south direction resulting in a pixelated façade of projections and indentations. A simple complexity that creates a dynamic and innovative architecture.
A block of six 3 storey town homes face onto 16th street and are separated from the apartments by an open air greenway that runs in the north-south direction. This public green space acts as a pedestrian passage through the site, encouraging interaction among residents of Hybrid and the larger community.