Current issue: 4 – 2018

Design and Reference

Adam Caruso, Elli Mosayebi and Martin Steinmann say in this issue, the blending of the references to form a strong design is the central challenge. And the use of historical references calls for knowledge about the context in which they arose and which gives them their meaning. It is only when, as necessary elements, they have become a part of the new design and have, in a sense, been digested that references can create a new meaning as part of a contemporary and realistic architecture.

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.