Current issue: 12 – 2021

High-rise Buildings

It saves valuable settlement land – but wastes climate-relevant resources through its construction and operation. Thanks to its exceptional position and visibility it fascinates us, while at the same time it can be seen a distasteful expression of arrogant economic power: in recent years, the high-rise has experienced a new boom, but there are only a few cases where it is truly welcome at its location and has become a part of its community, its quarter, or its street. Generally, it has remained too isolated, both as a building and in social terms, which is due, at least in part, to outmoded legal restrictions.

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 108th year of publication.