Even ants have a hunger for architecture. This was something that Sri-Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919–2003) had to experience when in 1997 these beasts destroyed part of his archive, including beautiful pen-and-ink drawings. Bawa had a further part of collection burnt. It is thanks to David Robson, Bawa’s chronicler and guest editor of this issue, that a number of drawings could be saved – a group of them is gathered here.
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 106th year of publication.