Mr. Keisuke Toyoda, Wired Japan Journalist, architect and co-founder of noize architects, visited Switzerland to explore Zurich’s “digital architecture” for Wired Japan’s New School of Architecture Issue (Vol. 24).
In his 12-page report titled “Computational City – 建築とデジタルの最前衛” (Computational City – the forefront of architecture x digital), Mr. Toyoda describes the work of Gramazio-Kohler Research, the research related to NCCR Digital Fabrication, and the air, land and aquatic robots envisioned and realized by Prof. Siegwart’s Autonomous Systems Lab. After having visited ETH Zurich’s architects, he then moved on to the newly inaugurated NEST at Empa. Few days before the official opening, the Japanese journalist met Swiss Architect Christoph Gantenbein of Christ&Gantenbein who was in charge of the extension of the Swiss National Museum, adjacent to Zurich’s main station. All articles are illustrated with photos from Swiss photographer Flurina Rothenberger.
Vol. 24 of Wired Japan (containing the article on Switzerland’s computational architecture) will be released on August 9, 2016. A release event with Mr. Toyoda reporting on his findings will be held the day before at Techshop Tokyo; the speech will be followed by a networking reception with Swiss cheese and wine. Further information and registration: http://wired.jp/event/vol24-newcity-toyoda/