Current issue: 7/8 – 2018

Climate Change

Since 2006, when former US Vice-President Al Gore first announced An Inconvenient Truth in the cinemas this truth has become noticeably more inconvenient. In the 21st century 16 of 17 warmest years since 1880 have been measured and the last four years were those with the highest global average temperatures. Global warming in the Anthropocene is advancing so rapidly that eminent climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber recently compared it with the situation after the asteroid impact 66 million years ago, which killed three quarters of all species. His quintessential statement: “If we’re not able to get a grip on climate change, we don’t need to think any more about income distribution, racism and good taste.”

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.