17.10.2020 - 28.02.2021

Tsuyoshi Tane: Archaeology of the Future

What role can architecture play in mediating between the past and the future? This is a question that the architect Tsuyoshi Tane (b. Tokyo, 1979) has consistently engaged with throughout his international body of work. Each project by the Paris-based practice Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects begins with an intensive research phase meant to excavate the memories embedded in a place and integrate these into the creative process: a method the architect terms the ‘Archaeology of the Future’.

This exhibition presents the diversity of the architect’s work – ranging from intimate interiors to the Estonian National Museum – and renders his methodology tangible. Thematic ‘clouds’ of reference images and sketches are brought together with ‘archaeological’ artefacts and elaborate architectural models in a cabinet of curiosities tracing how Tane’s ideas take form. The projects are further documented in an immersive film installation.

Poetic in mode and comprehensive in scope, this exhibition provides a unique perspective on the value of history in contemporary architecture.

This exhibition takes place under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland.

photo credits:
1. Estonian National Museum, Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects © Propapanda
2. Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects
3. Yuna Yagi
4. Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects

Upcoming exhibitions

11.09. - 27.09.2020

Basel 2050

What will Basel look like in 30 years? The forum for urban development ‘Basel 2050’ will examine this question by presenting and putting up for discussion various ideas for preserving and developing building culture as well as spaces for living.

A coproduction of S AM and the Bureau for Urban Development and Architecture of the Canton Basel-City Construction and Transport Department.

17.10.2020 - 28.02.2021

Tsuyoshi Tane: Archaeology of the Future

What role can architecture play in mediating between the past and the future? This is a question that the architect Tsuyoshi Tane (b. Tokyo, 1979) has consistently engaged with throughout his international body of work. Each project by the Paris-based practice Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects begins with an intensive research phase meant to excavate the memories embedded in a place and integrate these into the creative process: a method the architect terms the ‘Archaeology of the Future’. This exhibition sheds light on his creative process by bringing together his collections of reference images, sketches, objects and models.