01 Hypertextuality


For its first issue, Pli is going to examine the notion of hypertextuality, a concept originally coming from literature, consisting of the “hyper” prefix that means “higher than normal”, and “textuality” which inexorably brings us back to the written text. Their association becomes interesting in that it commits to exceeding the linearity of the latter, it encourages to explore more and more. Developed by Gérard Genette in his book Palimpsestes. La littérature au second degré (1982), hypertextuality is one of five possible forms of transtextuality, that literary critics define as the “relationship uniting a text B (hypertext) to a previous text A (hypotext) on which it transplants itself in a way that differs from a simple commentary.” Talking about hypertext is also talking about our relationship to information via the Web. Without confronting, print and digital complement and accept each other. The digital navigation is positive in the sense that - especially through the words highlighted in blue #0000FF1 – it helps deepen increasingly, leave adrift, explore unexpected lands … in a sort of race to the informative essence. Where magazines or printed books, despite their undeniable physical values, are finished objects. This is undoubtedly one of the fundamental differences between the two media.


Détails de la revue


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  • Pli 01
  • Publication September 2015
  • Language french, english
  • Size 160 × 240 × 15 mm
  • Pages 162 p.
  • Supplement 4 illustrations 100 × 150 mm
  • ISNN 2430 6401
  • Print Run 500 copies
  • Papers Munken blanc 90g, Keaykolour Original 250g, Du Maine Green Gloss 90g
  • Printing Après–midi Lab (risograph printing), Atala (silkscreen printing), Escourbiac (offset)
  • Distribution Pli Éditions

Description de la revue

Bring together, to proceed, to travel, to create the city, to dynamize… What causes hypertextuality appears in this first issue of Pli through the game of contributors. Sometimes through the form of the articles, sometimes through their content, often both simultaneously. All at once vast and yet circumscribed to the relationship between architecture and publishing, this theme allows us to go elsewhere and to be curious about related disciplines. In the following pages and articles, you will find some answers, research, position statements, lighter thoughts on important issues, fictions and creations designed especially for Pli. All of them will allow you to go further, for some through literary references or detailed bibliographies, for others by references to a digital interface or to other projects. Pli, as an object of edition, a space of liberty freed from constraints, overcomes the barriers that architecture and architects have incessantly wanted to break.

18 articles

  • Hypertxt ://

    Thomas Martinec
  • Improbabilis, natural dynamics and hybridizations

    Nicolas Deshais-Fernandez
  • To the metropolitan hyperspace: from territorial metaphor to construction tool

    Jens Denissen
  • Bookshop as hypertext

    Samuel Hoppe
  • Palimpsest

    Lola Petit
  • Interview

    Alexandre Dimos
  • Pierre Faucheux : a space of characters

    Nathalie Pintus
  • The five points of architecture: uchronia or utopia?

    Olivier Cahez
  • More or less the same

    Matthieu Blond
  • Temps vs. Espace

    Pica Magazine
  • Hyper, Le Cabinet d’architecture

    2:pm, Poivre
  • Architects and housing in project

    Julia Tournaire, Marie-Charlotte Dalin
  • Interview

    Valérie Knochel Abecassis
  • Transtextuality : Architecture and cinema

    Martin-Frédric Daigle
  • Mark Lombardi, or the role of aggregative criticism in the post- digital society

    Laurent Boutin-Neveu, Mathieu Bujnowskyj
  • A given architecture

    Yann Alary
  • Gather sensitivities

    Florian Saint-Aimé
  • The right to change : towards a real reversibility in creative professions

    Carlos Romo

6 illustrations

Illustartion de Camille Célestin
Camille Célestin
10 × 15 cm
Illustartion de Gabrielle Renault
Gabrielle Renault
10 × 15 cm
Illustartion de Melody Leblond
Melody Leblond
10 × 15 cm
Illustartion de Ruohong Wu
Ruohong Wu
10 × 15 cm
Illustartion de Ruohong Wu
Ruohong Wu
10 × 15 cm
Illustartion de Ruohong Wu
Ruohong Wu
10 × 15 cm


  • Editorial team

    • Christopher Dessus
    • Marion Claret
    • Adrien Rapin
    • Thomas Lapointe
  • Graphic design

    • Jean-Baptiste Parré
  • Translation

    • Nicolas Bezkorowajnyj
    • Aurélien Ivars
    • Gloria Lanéry
    • Jade Paris
    • Bhavna Purswani
    • Julie Tarrancle
  • Authors

    • Thomas Martinec
    • Nicolas Deshais-Fernandez
    • Jens Denissen
    • Samuel Hoppe
    • Lola Petit
    • Alexandre Dimos
    • Olivier Cahez
    • Matthieu Blond
    • Pica Magazine
    • 2:PM Architectures
    • Julia Tournaire et Marie-Charlotte Dalin
    • Valérie Knochel Abecassis
    • Martin Frédric Daigle
    • Laurent Boutin Neveu et Mathieu Bunowskyj
    • Yann Alary
    • Carlos Romo
  • Illustrators

    • Delphine Dussoubs
    • Melody Leblond
    • Gabrielle Renault
    • Ruohong Wu
    • Camille Célestin




September 24, 2015

VOLUME Bookstore, 47, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris Learn more


For its first issue, which released in september 2015, the publication launched a crowd funding campaign on Kisskissbankbank. Pli was printed and binded in Paris. The launch permitted to develop the first design graphics and illustrating collaborations. 110 contributors believed in the project, thanks to them!


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Pli × Cuarto from 15th to October 18, 2015

Atelier Méraki : 14–16 rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris Learn more


The event gathered different kind of people working into architectural and publishing fields (readers, authors, publishers, graphic designers, publication creators). One of the goals of the event was to generate discussions around those two fields. Both publications, Pli and Cuarto, have proposed to unfold their own content in 3D space and show it off on the wall of the Atelier Meraki. The idea was to extend and improve the writing works by modifying the point of view thanks to an exhibition, some workshops, and art performances. The exhibition was showing the works of Nicolas Deshais-Fernandez and Anthony Rojo, Karolina Samborska, Julia Tournaire and Marie Charlotte Dalin, Matthieu Blond, Thomas Roger, La Maréchalerie, centre d’art contemporain, Melody Leblond, Camille Célestin, Ruohong Wu, Delphine Dussoubs, Gabrielle Renault and Pierre-Alexandre Carrière.


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More than partners, they are collaborators who engage themselves with Pli, through this first issue. Schools, institutions and bookstores gathered around a common motivation: support the first architecture and publishing magazine, Pli 01.

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles
Europan France
L’Atelier International du Grand Paris (AIGP)
Librairie VOLUME