Architects Building Peace

the book

Featuring projects, stories and research on building peace through socially committed architecture, in a way that will inspire you!

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Welcome on Boundaries

Just Sustainable, Socially Engaged, Humanitarian Architecture, with no advertising.

Boundaries, international architecture magazine, is an independent journal particularly focused on sustainable, socially engaged and humanitarian architecture, which pays strong attention to those places where new developments and ideas are arising. Boundaries is free of advertising, each issue is monographic, and all articles are accompanied by notes and a bibliography for further reading.
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Temporary / permanent: Architecture, Emergencies & Sustainability

Contributions on any aspect of these topics, on which we wish to open a wide interdisciplinary debate, are encouraged. All kinds of approaches to this topic are welcomed, from realized project, to innovative design, technologies, design studies, etc. Papers can be case studies oriented, or methodological and/or theoretical in focus.

Architects Building Peace – the book

Architects Building Peace features the best stories of architects and engineers, from around the world, who have had the courage to leave the well worn path and getting involved. It is about architects who have never stopped training to be able to realize their dream: to help the poorest and disadvantaged communities in building better living conditions, and to help them become more resilient in case of natural disasters or wars; and to do it by themselves, with their own means, culture and technology.

reBuilding the Future: Culture

This volume explores architecture and work committed to fostering cultures. How to return to a cultural dimension where dialogue and differences regain that core value of mutual growth, which has proven, time and again, throughout history, to be a natural antidote against intolerance and totalitarianism? Today it seems that everything must be defined exclusively in economic terms, but what value does culture have?

Latest Boundaries’ Issues


Some review of Boundaries

Boundaries 12-17 – a “half-dozen” reviews from John Hill @archidose

I've reviewed Boundaries, the Italian-English magazine edited by Luca Sampo, a number of times on this blog. The last time was in April 2015, more than one year ago, so now seems like a good time to highlight the most recent issues. Below are descriptions and highlights from the last six issues, which show some thematic strands: building small and "rebuilding the future".

  • A Focus on Humanitarian Architecture
  • Architectures for Emergencies II

A Focus on Humanitarian Architecture @Archidose

Luca Sampo's insatiable appetite for almost single-handedly presenting architecture that is socially responsible, but also beautiful, continues with these recent issues on "Architecture for Emergencies II" and "Humanitarian Architecture." Like other Boundaries issues, the projects are balanced by research, positions, interviews, and books on the topic.

  • Free Architecture

art4d, new review!

This magazine, which comes out every four months, revolves its contents around locally bound and conceived architecture and collaborations between architects and local communities. It’s only once in a while that we get to hear about some interesting movements of contemporary architecture from Rome

  • Do-it-yourself Architecture

Boundaries goes strong!

As more and more magazines of various like cease publication each year (87 in 2013 according to one source, though over 100 started in the same period) or fold into all-digital versions, it's always good to see titles going strong, particularly in the realms of architecture and urbanism.

  • Contemporary Architecture in Africa

Two reviews from Archidose

Each issue is structured into sections: News, Perspective, Architecture, Ideas, That Was the Year..., and Book Reviews. The Architecture section makes up the bulk of each issue and highlights particular types of buildings or related strands within the theme

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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
Arrivée très rapide, avec une attention particulière pour chaque commande. très bien, livre en parfait état et très intéressant.
User from, Très bien!
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
Well done and keep on going!
Carlo M.
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
I really appreciate a magazine with no advertising. I think it’s difficult to reach that goal, but you are doing it.
So, keep going on!
Kenny V.
Thank you for bringing us a fresh and relevant new publication. One that is in tune with the times.
Stan & Jess Field, Field Architecture
Ve la consiglio!
Claudie D.
Fantastico, complimenti!
Angelica D.G.
Informative and well put together. Important subject.
Joanna Newmann

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