Current issue: 11 – 2021

Social Condenser

To think that architecture functions like the computer on which this editorial was written would be an illusion. Here the space, the hardware and, uploaded to it, the social program, the software — here the central nervous system and locked into it, somewhere, the consciousness. (In architecture the simplistic notion that traditional forms can accommodate every kind of function is remarkably tenacious. As if architecture were a neutral platform on which various kinds of software can be used.)

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.