Urban Hybrid: The Redesign of the Urban Block

As the contemporary city advances to the digital age, it shifts away from the previously apparent segregation of function to a more integrated urban mix. The user’s needs have changed, and the convectional typologies have evolved to reflect them. This overlap of functions has led to the birth of a new typology, the Hybrid building.

The thesis aims to investigate how the Fabric Hybrid is used as a tool to re-imagine the urban block and shape the public realm. The aim of the project is to promote unexpected encounters and increase social interaction by creating an environment for people to live, work and play in the city centre of Glasgow.

The thesis aims to investigate the technological advancement and its relationship to the architectural typology with the aim to create a hybrid building which provides dense environments and unexpected encounters as a response to the social isolation of the digital age.