We are unpacking our library!

Here you could find a selection of books and very useful readings related to socially committed, sustainable and humanitarian architecture.

We have started publishing reviews and notes about books we have received at Boundaries.
It will take a while to publish all books already in our library, so please keep calm and come back soon!

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the design, construction and operation of state-of-the-art sustainable healthcare facilities. It allows to acquire a thorough knowledge of the subject, rich in references for [...]

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture is the first book to examine the ways that mobile and transportable healthcare architecture can provide better assistance in disaster-stricken communities. A transportable structure is built off-site, pre-manufactured, modular, and [...]

Integrating Care: The architecture of the comprehensive health centre

This book provides a timely review of the contemporary interpretation of the ‘comprehensive health centre’, a building type that was originally advocated by health reformers in the UK in the first half of the twentieth [...]

Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping healthcare clients [...]

The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal

The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal examines how postwar thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic considered urban landscapes radically changed by the political and physical realities of sprawl, urban decay, and urban renewal. With a [...]

Smart Cities

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new [...]

Farming the City

The Farming the City project began in November 2010 as an initiative of the Amsterdam-based organization CITIES, bringing city dwellers and urban farmers together to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and [...]

Now Urbanism. The Future of City is Here

After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of [...]

Building Must Die

Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have “life." And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and creator. But what of the “death" of buildings? What of [...]

Rebel Cities

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the [...]

Container Atlas

Shipping containers are modular, affordable, and virtually indestructible. More and more often they are being used to build temporary structures such as pavilions, offices, galleries, and bars that can be easily moved if necessary. This [...]

Walkable City

Un libro intrigante, divertente, irriverente, che affronta alcuni tra i problemi più stringenti delle città contemporanee in modo nuovo. "Timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work . . . Should be required reading." The [...]

The Responsive City

Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew cities and citizenship in America The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive, and economically resilient cities.

Refined Earth

Un'impressionante raccolta di progetti scelti tra i più rappresentativi dell'impegno di Martin Rauch nell'esplorare tutte le potenzialità dell'uso della terra in architettura.

Sustainable School Architecture

The elementary and secondary school buildings and campuses built today are the schools of the future. Sustainable School Architecture is a guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources.

Raising a School

School buildings and learning spaces in general, especially the bad ones, affect the lives of billion children and of their teachers. A school building design should be inspiring, and inspired.