Current issue: 9 – 2021

Cornice

 We have long wanted to translate a key text on this theme into German. It was the author of this text, Luigi Moretti, who eclectically liberated the element “cornice” from the canon of classicism and made it available (again) for the 20th century as a tool of aesthetics. Perhaps it is a direct consequence of the freedom for architecture achieved by Moretti – in selecting the projects, we often had difficulties to describe what we saw. This led repeatedly to a single question: Is the building «gesimsy» enough?

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 108th year of publication.