14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
07 Jun - 23 Nov 2014
Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer
The office has thirteen employees from the fields of architecture, urban design, scenography and art history.
Hiromi Hosoya is a founding partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, Fine Arts, and Architecture as well as a Masters degree in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After working for 5 years in international trade for a large Japanese conglomerate, she studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Harvard University under Rem Koolhaas, where she participated in co-publishing the book "Harvard Guide to Shopping." Afterwards, she worked for five years for Toyo Ito & Associates Architects in Tokyo until co-founding her own office with Markus Schaefer in 2003. She has taught interdisciplinary design studios at Cornell University in 2005 and 2006 and was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria from 2007 to 2012. She also taught an advanced option studio at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Markus Schaefer has a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University as well as a Masters of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Zürich. At Harvard, he participated in co-publishing the book "Harvard Guide to Shopping" with Rem Koolhaas. From 1999 – 2003 Markus Schaefer worked for OMA in Rotterdam, the final two years as a director of AMO in Rotterdam – the think-tank and research department of OMA. He was a guest professor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2005 – 2006) and a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2007 – 2009). He lectures and publishes regularly and is also co-founder and head of research at CityTrackerX AG, a privately-funded start-up aimed at understanding the dynamics of cities and urban regions.
Partner of «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG.
Sponsors of the «Salon Suisse» weekends:
FSA Federation of Swiss Architects
Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction
technologycluster-zug, V-ZUG Immobilien AG
Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA)
Furniture sponsors: USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; Cassina
Media partners: Das Magazin; Specialist journals TEC21, Tracés, archi / www.espazium.ch; Opendata.ch; werk, bauen + wohnen
Image: Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer, Photo credit: Jos Schmid