Hybrids II

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Hybrids II is a new magazine from a+t architecture publishers.

Hybrids II is the latest launch from a+t architecture publishers, focusing on Low-rise Mixed-use Buildings. This is the second issue in a+t’s Hybrids series and features a good selection of projects - most of them currently under construction in Europe and Asia - carefully presented and analysed through technical drawings and diagrams. The magazine also includes an extensive theoretical essay that contextualizes the evolution of hybrid typologies through time, from the invention of the skyscraper to the utopian mega-structures conceived by Archizoom in the 1960s.

Jakob+Macfarlane: Docks de Paris, Paris, France, 2007.

Hybrid buildings have adapted to the needs of contemporary cities, mitigating the division between the private and public realms. These are horizontal projects that are invasive in nature, proposing complexity of form, volumetric fragmentation and functional diversity. Often experimental in their design approach, they shatter the borders between the architectural and the urban, challenging pre-established notions of density and scale.

OMA: Bryghusprojektet, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.

Visit a+t for additional information on this magazine and other publications.