About Volume

Volume is an independent magazine that sets the agenda for architecture and design. With going beyond architecture’s definition of ‘making buildings’ it reaches out for global views on designing environments, advocates broader attitudes to social structures, and reclaims the cultural and political significance of architecture. Created as a global idea platform to voice architecture any way, anywhere, anytime, it represents the expansion of architectural territories and the new mandate for design.


The Volume project continues Archis, magazine for Architecture, City and Visual Culture and its predecessors since 1929. Volume magazine and Archis RSVP events form an experimental think tank devoted to the process of real-time spacial and cultural reflexivity.

Other protagonists in this project are AMO and the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting. AMO is a research and design studio that applies architectural thinking to disciplines beyond the borders of architecture and urbanism. AMO operates in tandem with its companion company the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting, an experimental research unit devoted to the development of new forms of communication in architecture, set up as a semi-autonomous think and action tank at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.

Volume is produced and published by the Archis Foundation, The Netherlands.

Volume network


Lilet Breddels (Director) — lb@archis.org
Arjen Oosterman (Publisher/Editor-in-Chief) — ao@archis.org
Jeroen Beekmans (Web Editor) — jb@archis.org