Project:

Learning From Tokyo

Year:

2012

Client:

Self-Initiated

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Program:

Exhibition and Symposium

Commission:

Self-Initiated 2010

Curator:

Learning from Tokyo Group

Team:

Hiromi Hosoya, Markus Schaefer, Ryoko Ikeda (Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG), Sasha Cisar (Bob Gysin + Partner BGP Architekten / Architect and Theorist), Mitsuhiro Kanada (ARUP Japan / Structural Engineer)

Venue:

Architekturforum Zurich

Logo design:

Büro Destruct, Bern

Photo Credit:

Axel Vansteenkiste

Film production:

Lucas Krupp

Sponsors:

Japan Foundation; Stiftung Sakae Stünzi; IKEA-Stiftung (Schweiz); All Nippon Airways co. Ltd., Genève; Stadt Zürich; The Circle, Flughafen Zürich AG, Zürich; ARCH+ Verlag GmbH, Aachen

Support:

Architekturforum Zürich; Büro Destruct, Bern; Information Architects, Zürich

Symposium and Exhibition 2012

“Learning from Tokyo” was an exhibition and a symposium in spring 2012 in Zürich that showcased small scale housing projects by progressive architecture offices in Japan. The exhibition focused on the quality and diversity of living space produced on small building lots with limited budgets in the center of a city such as Tokyo. The symposium featured some of the protagonists of this new generation of architects and aimed to establish a dialogue with Swiss architects, planners, city officials and the interested public. The topic contrasted two very different cities and cultures which in many unexpected ways still have a lot in common.

“Learning from Tokyo” was a not-for profit project by “Learning from Tokyo Group” initiated by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer and established in 2011.

“Learning from Tokyo” received grants from the Japan Foundation, Sakae Stünzi Foundation and IKEA Stiftung Schweiz and was supported by ANA, All Nippon Airlines.

Publications

Projects

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Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
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Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
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Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
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Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
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Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
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Riedmatt Ebikon
Housing, retail, ateliers
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Seegarten Altendorf
Family-living, elderly-living, retail
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House Chile
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Buchs Areal Fegeren
Building for precision-industry
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Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for Neugasse Zürich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com