Hybrid buildings (106)
Civic Facilities (46)
Public spaces (164)
The City (58)
Mix of Uses (19)
Remediate the territories (16)
Multiple uses (5)
Collective housing (288)
Project published in a+t 30. In Common II
The building, featured in Civilities II, received The RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award in 2008. The use of schools as community service centres outside of the class schedule is becoming a more and more habitual tendency to extend activity to these spaces. In this case, by breaking down the programme into two buildings, part of this school becomes a sports centre for the entire community.
Section of Museum Plaza, published in HYBRIDS I. High-rise Mixed-Use Buildings. 168 pages. Now on sale.
Article written by Martin Musiatowicz
A large number of current projects–particularly speculative ones– require multiple functions to be housed together. The concentration of various activities into one structure, as Steven
Holl has written, places pressures on the architecture and has a capacity to ‘…distend and warp a pure building type’ (1).
a+t 31. HYBRIDS I is the first issue of the new a+t series related to hybrid buildings. It is a visual analysis of the programs of these complex buildings and its insertion in the territory.
Following the series Density, In Common and Civilities, we intend to present a new focus on life in common and on buildings that keep up society’s pulse. At this point, we aim to address our investigation on hybrid buildings, as they are structures able to combine different programmes and encourage the interaction of a disparate sequence of urban uses, combining private activities with the public realm. Furthermore, hybridation goes beyond mixing programs: the term refers as well to the combination of public and private interests in housing, public space and civic facilities.
IIT Chicago, published in New Materiality I
RCR Arquitectes. Library, home for the elderly and inner block space, published in Civilities II
The commitment of RCR to the use of one material like plate metal goes to its final consequences in the project of Sant Antoni. From the façade to the furniture, including the stairs, everything seems possible with good iron work.
Idea Store Poplar & Whitechapel, published in Civilities I
Both centres make up the Tower Hamlets district in East London. The city's plan contemplates the construction of five more centres in an area with a large unemployed and low-income population.