About one and a half years ago, an architectural article was published in the German weekly Die Zeit defending the house of Christian Wulff in Großburgwedel against its critics. It posited a link between problems of taste and communal values. “Residents of a town or village are part of a value community – not just economically, but also in terms of culture and architecture. The question is: what exactly are these values? And how can we agree on them?” What are we talking about when we speak of values? And how do values find their way into architecture? An article by the architectural theorist Professor Achim Hahn.