"For architects, the Bauentwurfslehre is the fastest and most comprehensive source of information for a building typology and is now available in its 42nd edition"Johannes Kister
Ernst Neufert's lectures at the Bauhochschule Weimar formed the basis for his handbook. Neufert gathered dimensions, experiences and results from practice and research, necessary for the planning of buildings, until he could publish the 1st edition of the Bauentwurfslehre in 1936.
Since 1936 the Bauentwurfslehre has been continuously updated. Now it's available in its 42nd edition. The “Neufert” has been translated in 22 languages.
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“Designing works differently - but nothing makes you feel as confident as the Neufert to have done it right.”Karim Scharabi, 70 years of BEL, Vieweg publishing house
Updates of the Bauentwurfslehre.
Since the 38th edition, published in 2005, the architect Johannes Kister and his editors have been working on the updates of the Bauentwurfslehre.
Since then five new editions have been published. Over the years, the wealth of information has been divided into respective "sections" and continuously edited.
Prof. Johannes Kister
How do architects approach a design?
Prof. Kister, who updates the Bauentwurfslehre on behalf of the Neufert Foundation, talks to renowned German architects and engineers about design topics in the "Neufert". 15 video interviews. are available.
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