Steven Holl Architects : Linked Hybrid


Welcome to another edition of Green Tuesdays here at architecture.MNP! This week we’ve got a video [in two parts] featuring the Linked Hybrid project by Steven Holl Architects. A few of the project’s notable green features include:

-green roofs

-bicycle storage [although, its in Beijing – so that was a given]

-600 geothermal wells to heat & cool the building

-a recycled gray-water pond

-green-space made up of 5 distinct ‘mounds’ created using soil displaced by the underground parking provided for the project – the 5 mounds are meant to speak to historical Chinese culture, and represent the Zen view of the cycle of life : a mound for childhood, adolescence, middle age, old age, and a mound of eternity – each with programmatic elements linking to the others

…and its simply pretty siiick. I just hope it isn’t another sponge building in the making.


Posted: August 14th, 2007
at 6:00am by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,green arch,housing,urban/master planning,featured ninjas,videos

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  1. […] So, this project is just siiick – on some futuristic, super-dynamic looking green design. The Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy-Efficient Building (SIEEB) at Tsinghua University in Beijing was designed to maximize both passive + active solar efficiency – using a push/pull effect in the stacking of floors to create overhangs and setbacks for passive solar, and an impressive photovoltaic system consisting of over 1,000 square feet of PV panels. […]


  2. […] structure, creating views and social interaction, etc, actually reminds me of Steven Holl’s Linked Hybrid (oddly […]



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