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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

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February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

July 2015

June 2015

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.

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.

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

March 2014

February 2014

September 2013

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