Current issue: 1 / 2 – 2022

City or Housing Estate?

With its front gardens and mono-cultural residential quality the housing development or estate may not seem particularly urban, but its popularity has grown dramatically during the Corona year. It offers nearby open space, light, sun, views, greenery — and neighbourliness instead of anonymity. But unfortunately, it generally turns its back to the city, to the public street and relates far too much to itself alone. How might it find a stronger connection to the urban space?

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 Architektinnen und Architekten), werk, bauen + wohnen is in its 109th year of publication.