The Last Act of Design

Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA) and the Embassy of Swizerland are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition "The Last Act of Design" by Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein.

Christ & Gantenbein have recently completed significant projects in Switzerland such as the Swiss National Museum and the Kunstmuseum Basel, and are regarded as one of the leading young architect teams of Switzerland.

The exhibition presents a selection of photographs of the buildings of Christ & Gantenbein by Italian photographer Stefano Graziani, prints of architectural drawings especially re-edited for the occasion, and 3D-printed models showcasing 9 unrealized buildings designed since 2007.

While providing a deep insight into Christ & Gantenbein's work, the exhibition will also investigate the very tools available to communicate architecture, such as drawings, architecture models and photography. Suggesting a "last act of design", the documents presented reflect on the way in which, once the design process is over, architecture can still be re-crafted by means of its manifold representation.

Celebrating the first event held by the Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA) established in 2018 as a platform for cultural exchange in the architectural field between Japan and Switzerland, the compilation of Christ & Gantenbein's pursuit will be exhibited for the first time in Japan.

20 March 2019, 11:00 to 31 March 2019, 19:00
Hillside Terrace F
18-8 Sarugakucho
150-0033 Tokyo
Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA), Embassy of Swizerland