The architectural review Materia is born in 1989 for initiative of GranitiFiandre S.p.a with the aim to pursue the interaction between the culture of industrial production and the complex world of the cultural production through the analysis of the processes of training, design and architectural construction.
Nowadays Materia is distributed in more than 45.000 copies all over the world and has been completely renewed from number 31 on. Beginning from this number the review has become four monthly and every issue faces a different topic, through the presentation of international Projects, Essays and the study of the relative Standards. The evolution of the world and the canon of international Architecture are core of deepening in the Panorama section.
The Editorial of Arch Paolo Portoghesi and a detailed deepening on Technical matters, condition of art of the technologies and the materials currently in use supplemented every issue.