Current issue: 10 – 2016

Housed Shadows

Light and shade are among the most important building materials in architecture. Although widely and freely available, they are unreliable. The shadow constantly changes its position; at times it can completely disappear or can stay missing for days: a whim of nature. And yet it is indispensable wherever the aim is to give architecture body and a sculptural quality. Without the play of shadows architecture remains shallow.

Reading architecture

werk, bauen + wohnen presents topical and critical reports about architecture within the international context. The theme-based issues offer in-depth analyses, comparisons and background information. The voice of the BSA (Bund Schweizer Architekten / Federation of Swiss Architects), werk, bauen + wohnen is in its 103nd year of publication.