Current issue: 9 – 2018

Replacement Housing

Zurich is building itself anew: in the city’s residential districts dozens of housing developments are being demolished and replaced – often by buildings of exceptional quality; smaller new replacement buildings are already scattered throughout the entire urban area. Such replacements accelerate the process of social change, which is affecting Zurich, like all other cities: the population is becoming younger, with more children, and more educated; socially weaker groups are losing out.

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 105rd year of publication.