Current issue: 12 – 2018

Giancarlo De Carlo

During the research work for this issue we met an astonishing number of architects in Switzerland who, in some form or other, have a connection to Giancarlo De Carlo: This might be due to the fact that, when students, they took part in one of the ILAU workshops in Urbino or attended the meetings of Team X, while a number knew the Italian architect personally. De Carlo was one of the most influential architects in Italy in the past century. That many younger people have yet to discover his work is not surprising. It lies in what could be termed the blind spot of German Swiss tendencies, which are strongly influenced by the thought of Aldo Rossi and the works of “neo-realist” Italians.

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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.