October 2016

Architects Building Peace

What can architecture do to eradicate poverty? How can architecture assist in dealing with the scarcity of resources? How can architects work in the presence of ethnic violence? 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.

September 2016

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.

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".

July 2016

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?

April 2016

reBuilding the Future: Healthcare

This volume explores architecture and work dedicated to improving the health and living conditions of disadvantaged populations and groups affected by disaster or war. The health crises that we witness on the horizon today cannot be tackled successfully unless we first solve the political problems that are the cause behind so much inequalities.

March 2016

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February 2016

Boundaries available also on Amazon, with free express shipping for Prime customers

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January 2016

Boundaries’ Library

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. [...]

December 2015

reBuilding the Future: Education

Are architects able to build schools in these conditions for less than $50 per square meter? Would the result be sustainable both culturally and environmentally? And would the project be enjoyable, stimulating and constructed ethically?

July 2015

4 years of Boundaries!

4 years of Boundaries: thank you all! To thank all our subscribers, readers and followers Boundaries launch 14 days of sales on its online bookstore. From -40% to -55% on all publication and offer boxes. Free and fast shipping on box offers, almost worldwide!

June 2015

Tiny Architectures Trilogy, covers by Lorenzo Bitto

Special thanks to Lorenzo Bitto, architect, designer and friend, for having created the design of the three covers of «Compact Living», «Tiny Houses. Self-built, Off-the-grid», «Tiny Architectures on the Move». We wish to thank Lorenzo for having shared his passion and talent with us, and all Boundaries' readers. Enjoy!

Bitcoins

Boundaries now accepts Bitcoins on its online Bookstore, on every transaction.

Tiny Architectures on the Move

Being always on the go, carrying only the essential, choosing where to live, changing house or moving it several times during the year; the nomads lived on the move for thousands years, migrating with the seasons, the rain, the crops and livestock. Living on the move implies a redefinition of the meaning of home, and of the architecture of the space we live in. Nomadism becomes a condition of life, a state where the boundaries are fluid, trans-nationalism and free movement a necessity.

May 2015

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.

Tiny Houses. Self-built, off-the-grid

To build a house or a place to retreat to on weekends, by one’s own means, in a remote place such as the wilderness, using recycled materials and, above all, completely off-the-grid, is perhaps one of the last dreams in today’s contemporary society; but is it still possible?

April 2015

Find us on Amazon !

We are now on Amazon US Marketplace, and on Amazon EU Marketplace. Orders placed on Amazon are delivered directly by Amazon in a few days (with Amazon Prime™, Free Express Shipping,...). Please consider that subscriptions, and all special offers and packs are only available from our bookstore online: http://bookstore.boundaries.it

March 2015

Compact Living

Reducing the scale of our needs, going back to smaller scale living, can have many advantages, including the recovery of one of the last horizons of luxury in our contemporary lives: time. Smaller scale designs may not be the solution, but may be a road that could be pursued in a bid to find the right balance between enjoying one’s life with what is truly valued.

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

February 2015

Boundaries 10 days for Viviamolaq DIY project for Pescara penitentiary

Boundaries starts a 10 days campaing to help our friends of Viviamolaq fund their project for the penitentiary of Pescara. The proceeds from the sales of Boundaries “Do-it-yourself Architecture”, in the next 10 days, until March 8, will be donated to Viviamolaq for the realization of the project.

Re-Use \ Re-Start

Architectural reuse is a strategy that offers an alternative to the wild overbuilding of the last fourteen years and the depletion of natural resources. Although adaptive reuse or recycling materials in new creations is an independent approach to architecture and the existing fabric since the XXth century, the context of the new millennium has brought new issues

May 2014

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.

March 2014

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

Free Architecture @Archidose

What is "free architecture"? According to Boundaries editor-in-chief Luc Sampò it recalls "free software," which is the forerunner of the open-source movement, where code is shared amongst programmers rather than horded as proprietary

Architecture and Utopia · @Archidose

Utopia is hardly the most popular topic in architectural discourse today (an introductory essay by Nathaniel Coleman discusses how architects like Zaha Hadid divorce their ideas of Utopia from political and social concerns, something much in the news recently), but it's not an idea that will go away, no matter how impossible the goal may be

February 2014

Boundaries is a GREAT magazine !

Yes, it is possible to add to the massive amount of coverage that Container Architecture has received of late. This magazine manages that feat! Take the famous, the infamous Adam Kalkin for example. His container work has been covered in every book for years and years.

Amazing ! Do-it-yourself Architecture

This Magazine is simply the best architectural publication currently, and I feel in the past as well, being printed. They ship fast and it is exciting to open each issue!

September 2013

Architectures for Emergencies (iBook)

Among the different meanings of “emergency” this book focuses particularly on the post-crisis reconstruction, including both natural and man-made disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, pollution, global climate change, post-war reconstructions, to those who everyday deal with an armed conflict.

February 2013

Contemporary Architecture in Africa (iBook)

Contemporary Architecture in Africa is a problem apart. It means to deal with not one but thousands of Africa: regions, tribes, languages and climates very different one from each other. In many places and countries of this big continent something is changing, showing how the logic of the global consensus is not the only alternative possible.

April 2012

Il Giornale dell’Architettura

È davvero un atto di coraggio, di cui si sentiva la mancanza: una rivista ricca di contributi internazionali, che documenta attraverso progetti, immagini e lo scorrere di un testo bilingue, esperienze raramente esplorate, soprattutto in Italia. Speriamo sia l'inizio di un lungo cammino, ispiratore di visioni non convenzionali