Current issue: 3 – 2019

Vertical Greenery

Daily life in the old town and in a middle-class residential district; young green plants cover old walls like a protective coat: ivy, wisteria, Virginia creeper – depending on the time of year in flower, fragrant or buzzing with insect life. And it is not just the bees that find a rich harvest on the house wall but also people. Grapes, pears, apricots – fruit of all kinds grows on trellises. Reform housing from the early 20th century up to the time of Heinrich Tessenow is permeated by this idea, the trellis is a symbol of self-sufficiency and a natural idyll.

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 106th year of publication.