VOLUME 61. THE INCORRIGIBLE ERNST NEUFERT AND HIS DREAM OF STANDARDIZING YOUR LIFE. ANNA-MARIA MEISTER INTERVIEWED BY STEPHAN PETERMANN
Ernst Neufert’s famed Bauentwurfslehre (BEL in short, in English known as Architect’s Data), ranks among the most influential guides shaping the modern built environment of – at least – the 20st century. Launched in 1936, the book features a unique compilation of useful need-to-know spatial dimensions, technical and organizational standards, and templates for building. With it you could design anything from a dog shed to an airport, or at least have your basics in place. In 2022 its 43rd updated edition was published.