Current issue: 1/2-2017

Adding Floors

Politicians seem to believe that adding storeys and permitting greater building height in the inner city can offer the answer to the question about how to increase density. In this regard the Jusos (young socialists) in Basel seem just as convinced as conservative associations of business and property owners. In this issue we take a more differentiated look at the promised universal panacea. Marginal costs, the interfaces of the construction and the influence on urban design and social coherence demand that the greatest care should be taken in extending the city vertically.

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 104rd year of publication.