November 20, 2009
a+t 33-34. HYBRIDS III. Residential Mixed-Use Buildings. 272 pages
Whereas issues I and II devote their pages, respectively, to high rise and horizontal hybrids, Hybrids III supports the inclusion of housing in mixed developments, that guarantees continuous functional intensity and tends to be the driving force of financing civic buildings.
Nevertheless, the function of living is the most difficult to insert into hybrid programmes, due to recent growing requests of users in terms of privacy and safety. The balance between privacy and community requires a consensus of shared interests, rules that allow diversity without endangering individuality.