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The first independent and international journal, free of advertising, which is entirely devoted to sustainable architecture and cooperative projects, focusing particularly on places where new developments and ideas in architecture are arising.
Each issue is monographic, and all articles are accompanied by notes and a bibliography for further reading.
Boundaries has no advertising and receives no public funding: its goal and its support are its readers. If you like this project, please, share and recommend it to anyone you think might be interested. Your continued support is needed so that we can keep expressing ourselves and to inform you liberally.


The border in Boundaries has nothing to do with the political frontier; it is that line that the imagination continuously moves a bit further beyond the horizon, that pushes to set forth, that speaks about invention, about discovery. It has nothing to do with the idea of limit; it is rather an “invitation”: it is the line that divides only to join together, that enhances the differences so that it may be possible to set up a true dialogue.

Today the global network allows us to communicate indifferently with everyone and all around us originate paradoxically new, sometimes disturbing, borders: between cultures, religions, politics. The invitation is to get over, shift, delete or rewrite them, and make the boundary a land of encounters, a crossroad of cultures, languages and disciplines, fertile ground for new ideas.Learn More


Today we must completely rethink the role of the architect/designer to address the urgent challenges imposed by the contemporariness.
To do this we need to move with courage and altruism, from the paths of known, to open the door to the wonders of the possible.
Boundaries is conceived to offer a critical view of the architectures that today faces, in many different ways, the challenges of the contemporariness and of sustainability intended as a balance between problems of cultural, environmental, economic and social nature, using the potentialities of the network, the ubiquity, the “absolute” time, and the democratic dimension that characterize it, and to give space and visibility to different knowledge and views.Learn More


Each issue is monographical.
Boundaries is a quarterly journal, with texts entirely in English and Italian. All articles are accompanied by notes and bibliography for further reading. The final sections “ideas” – some food for thought, crossing different disciplines – and “that was the year…” – addressed to the history of the 20th Century – will always be present.
From 2012 Boundaries enriches with eBook and digital publications and with interactive pages on the major social media.
More recently, the activities of Boundaries are extended with the promotiion of conferences, workshops, design competitions and exhibitions.
The excellent quality of Boundaries, and the innovative design make Boundaries a unique and very special publication, with a high scientific standard.Learn More


Boundaries selects the contributions by choosing among the best in every field, looking for, also with the method of the call for papers and with revision from a blind peer review panel, new emerging architects and authors.
All that without public funding, our goal and our support are our readers.
Boundaries is a review founded and directed by young researchers, architects, urban planners, designers, historians and geographers from all over the world: together we link four continents. Our hope is to reach the most different points of view, not to reconcile the opposites, but to enhance them as a value, to enrich the dialogue.
From 2012 to the editorial board and the panel of blind reviewers are assisted by an international scientific committee.Contacts
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As more and more magazines of various like cease publication each year or fold into all-digital versions, it’s always good to see titles going strong!
J. Hill, from New York
Boundaries is the best Architecture Magazine out there. GREAT seller. FAST shipper even though it came all the way from Italy. Super cool “magazine”!
D. Morris, from USA
I just revived my order, I want to thank you for your work, I simply love the magazine. Can’t wait for the next one!
S.B., France
È la rivista di architettura piu interessante che ho mai letto!
Julia B., Italy
I really appreciate your take on the current architectural discourse. The most interesting things taking place, are actually taking place outside our normal focus area. Boundaries seems to me to be the publication that has most consistently recognized this phenomenon.
Prof. Hans Narve Skotte, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Thanks and congratulations for your super interesting magazine!
The first issue, Contemporary Architecture in Africa, does an excellent in job in presenting buildings, projects, books, and histories on the continent.
John Hill, Architect, blogger, curator of Archidose
Boundaries speaks of entirely dissimilar colours. And that is suddenly warmingly welcome. And this is good, and it feels right.
Pedro Gadanho, Design curator at MoMA, New York
I think what you are doing is most needed in this world; a re-definition of our role as architects is long due.
Anne Feenstra, AFIR Architects
È davvero un atto di coraggio, di cui si sentiva la mancanza.
Francesca De Filippi, Il Giornale dell'Architettura
Container Architectures is an especially good issue, loaded with some of the best examples in the still-popular trend.
John Hill, Architect, blogger, curator of Archidose
Thank you for bringing us a fresh and relevant new publication. One that is in tune with the times.
Stan & Jess Field, Field Architecture
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