Cityscapes have become identifiers, calling cards, and symbols of those respective regions of the world. Great cities usually have a handful of landmarks that help make them special and memorable. So what happens when you take those landmarks and give them a good shake? You’re left with Hybrid Cities, a clever and fascinating project that combines two cities into one.
Created by Margarita Zhitnik of Russia and Duck Knees of Lithuania, the series is lighthearted but also exciting, imagining a mashup of iconic places, skyscrapers, climates and world powers. It becomes more than a sum of it’s parts, creating a thought experiment that lingers, leaving us want to travel more. We’d love to see this series expanded, to even more corners of our beautiful globe. Via Behance:
Combining features to reimagine two cities in one.
If you’ve seen Disney’s animated feature Big Hero 6, you’re familiar with the city of San Fransokyo – a mash-up between San Francisco and Tokyo. Well, the sight of the Golden Gate Bridge amidst Japanese-style architecture inspired us to create some fusions of our own.We chose 14 iconic cities from around the world and paired them into hybrid cities. From New York to Rome, Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town and beyond, we combined the distinct architecture and attractions from each city to create a truly unique destination. Planning a city break and have no idea where to start? These mash-ups will inspire you to plan the perfect trip.