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【AXIS collaborative exhibition】Swiss Visions ─A New Generation of Architectural Expressions

【AXIS collaborative exhibition】Swiss Visions ─A New Generation of Architectural Expressions

The Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA), a platform for cultural exchange between Japan and Switzerland, will hold an exhibition of image and sound installations.
Swiss architecture may have a stoic image because of its abstract blueprints and realistic renderings, but recent years have seen the emergence of free and diverse architectural expressions in Switzerland that dispel the traditional image, with colorful blueprints, collages, and exquisite, figurative models.
For this exhibition, we have selected four architects who were born between 1980 and 1983 and were educated in different languages and cultures in different parts of Switzerland. For architects, we focused on images that have become everyday means of expression through design competitions and social media.
Images will be projected at full height using the features of the AXIS Gallery venue. Along with photographs, blueprints, and life-size images, there will be sounds that are important to the spatial experience. Each of the four artists has their own distinctive style in this image installation. Enjoy the immersive experience and the tasteful visual expressions.

Visual design: Arata Maruyama (&Form)

Event period

Friday, March 29, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time 11:00 ー 20:00(Last day 18:00 Close)
  *Please note: Video installation will not be shown during the talk event on
March 30th (Sat)5:00-6:30pm and April 12th (Fri) 7:00-8:30pm
Venue AXIS Gallery
Fee Free


Japan Swiss Architectural Association

Special Support

Embassy of Switzerland in Japan


AXIS Gallery

Four Swiss Archiitects

BY JUNG is an architectural practice founded in 2019 by Jonas Ulmer and Nathan Ghiringhelli. It is based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The studio pro­poses an architecture that is both imaginative and functional, conceptual and intuitive. Our focus lies on the design of unique and beautiful spaces.

BY JUNG: House in Winkel, Switzerland, with Saina Nicolet / Photo: Bela Zwygart

Truwant + Rodet + is a Basel-based architecture studio founded in 2015 by Charlotte Truwant and Dries Rodet. Their backgrounds, shaped by various international experiences in Switzerland, Belgium, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Japan, rein­forced their curiosity and interest beyond architecture to look into broader fields of investigation such as scenography, landscape urbanism, research, and education.

Truwant+Rodet+ & ASBR, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

Waldrap is a collaboration between Renate Walter and Sebastian Lippock Pock. Interpreting the conditions of the contemporary world, they manipulate complexity and contradiction to create new relationships between programme and context. They attempt to make these tense relationships stable, resistant, but beautiful.

WALDRAP: Liquid Projections, Switzerland

Weyell Zipse
Weyell Zipse is an architectural practice founded in 2015 in Basel by Christian Weyell and Kai Zipse. Both partners have previously taught at ETH Zurich, and were appointed guest professors at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2024. The practice was nominated for the Swiss Art Awards in 2021, the DAM Preis 2024 for Architecture in Germany, and received the Best architects 24 award in Gold. 

Weyell Zipse: Cooperative Housing Westfeld, Basel, Switzerland

■Talk Event
Vol 1: Swiss Vision - A New Generation of Architectural Expression
Date: March 30th (Sat) 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Speaker: Weyell Zipse (Christian Weyell, Kai Zipse)
Reservation: https://jsaa-20240330-wz.peatix.com/
*Lecture will be in English only (See details at js-aa.org)

Vol 2: Swiss Vision - A New Generation of Architectural Expression
Date: April 12th (Fri) 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: &Form (Arata Maruyama) x WALDRAP (Renate Walter,Sebastian Lippok)
Reservation: https://jsaa-240412.peatix.com/
*Lecture will be in English only (See details at js-aa.org)

Gallery Tour
Join our gallery tour by JSAA members from 2pm - 3pm every
Saturday and Sunday. Please see JSAA websit or Instagram for details.

JSAA Official Website


Japan Swiss Architectural Association

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