Design & Living



A symbiosis of stylish editing, inspirational design and a never-failing eye for future trends – AW Architektur & Wohnen is one of the most sought-after titles in the premium home magazine segment. With its strong brand power, AW Architektur & Wohnen is a popular magazine for Architecture, Architectural Art, Design, Home Decor and Gardening. The strong brand is characterised by innovative content, aesthetic design and its ability to reach its readers at an emotional level. AW Architektur & Wohnen captivates educated, high-income, independent and enlightened readers with a wide range of exclusive topics – always with the highest degree of journalistic finesse. Each year, the editorial team recognises impressive achievements and personalities in the fields of design and architecture at the renowned AW Awards, reinforcing the publication’s claim to be a driving force as a top magazine in the industry.


AW Architektur & Wohnen’s portfolio targets educated, cultured readers and users looking for sophisticated content from the fields of Architecture, Living, Gardening, Culture and Design. The magazine is available in print and online.

AW Architektur & Wohnen Ökosystem

AW magazine also publishes digital premium content on Followers receive constant updates on the magazine’s social media profiles. The AW Awards AW Designer of the Year and AW Architect of the Year are widely regarded as two of the most prestigious awards in the industry throughout Europe and honour impressive personalities each year.

Karen Hartwig
Karen Hartwig, Editor in Chief AW Architektur & Wohnen


“You have such good taste. Your sense of style is always on point!”

I count myself lucky to receive this compliment all the time. Nothing gives me more pleasure than living out my passion for architecture and design as a journalist and magazine creator.

In collaboration with a highly qualified editorial team, I curate one of the top magazines in the German-speaking world as editor-in-chief of AW Architektur & Wohnen. It’s a true honour to brush shoulders with style icons, designers and architects and to indulge my journalistic curiosity to take a look behind the scenes, which also inspires the team to make sure every issue fills our readers with joy and inspiration.

As a trained photographer with years of experience working in the magazine industry, I focus on creating unique imagery and a clear layout and on covering exclusive topics. Beyond simple visual appeal, good design and architecture are capable of initiating social change. In the magazine, we address mega trends and ask the pressing questions of our times: How do we envision living and working in the future? How can we live more sustainably?

AW Architektur & Wohnen acts as a visionary driving force and inspiring curator behind the latest architecture and living trends. As Canadian designer Robert L. Peters so elegantly put it, “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”


Karen Hartwig
Karen Hartwig
AW Architektur & Wohnen
Clarissa Dolff-Kubasch
Clarissa Dolff-Kubasch
Publishing Director
Design & Living