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«I think that one of the most interesting aspects of the reuse of containers in architecture is precisely the freedom of approach with which each deals with the design. Nothing is codified, everything has to be rewritten from scratch every time, inventing new ways of interpreting the space». English edition.
Free Architecture is focused on open-source architectures, it's about the free circulation of ideas, it's about cooperation projects available over the internet under Creative Commons licenses.Open-source architecture undermines the current political and economic model, becoming a “freedom struggle” against copyrights. English edition.
In this new era of disorientation and social hardship it isn’t pure formalism to rethink utopia as a type of search, anticipation and projection into the realm of future possibilities. In Boundaries Utopia promotes divergent thinking. It stimulates forward momentum, not to just a future, but to all possible futures. English edition.
What is do-it-yourself architecture? Self-building is a challenge not only in terms of material, economic, regulatory and bureaucratic difficulties, it is a challenge to oneself. It requires the desire and the ability to recognize one's own limits, to overcome one's own prejudices, to put aside one's own ego in favour of the ability to listen to the needs...
To face an emergency means to deal with problems of a different nature, some requiring immediateness, whilst others needing longer subsidence times. Sometimes it is a matter of providing housing to those who have lost theirs, other times it is a matter of safeguarding human dignity, without forgetting the importance of the memory of places». English edition.
In 2014, for the first time since the end of World War II, the number of refugees exceeds fifty million people in total. In such challenging conditions, in which the needs exceed the capacity of NGO and international organizations to provide help and support, what can architecture do? Maybe a lot, it depends on your vision of what architecture as a...
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 us 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.
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
A hint to the structure of the journal: every issue will address a monographic theme, around which the topics of the articles will be focused. The section “Ideas” proposes some food for thought, crossing different disciplines. The section “That was the year...” will address the history of the 20th Century and will always be present: it will focus each time on a different event that has been particularly important, an achievement that must not be forgotten because it still constitutes an important lesson.
Boundaries is a quarterly magazine on sustainable, socially engaged and humanitarian architecture. Each issue is monographic, with full texts in English and Italian (facing), and all articles are accompanied by notes and a bibliography for further reading. ISSN 2239-0332.