Project:

Biennale Leichtraum

Year:

2010

Client:

Austrian Pavilion – Venice Architecture Biennale 2010

Location:

Venice, Italy

Program:

Exhibition

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Invited participation

Curator:

Eric Owen Moss

Structure:

Mitsuhiro Kanada, Arup

Model:

Grüne Modellbau, Wolfratshausen

Installation, The Biennale Di Venezia, Venice 2010

This model offers a snapshot of an ongoing investigation in our professional and academic work. We are interested in structures and geometries that are based on rules, algorithms and logic. Yet, these structures should also be organic, adaptable to local conditions, and generative of differentiated spaces.

The structure is based on a hexagonal grid that can be continued indefinitely. According to programmatic, functional, or spatial needs, the grid can be adapted flexibly and provide large or small, narrow or wide spaces. Openings and courtyards provide light and allow for cells filled with green. Each module has three points of support in the form of ribbon columns. One side of the ribbon always sits on a module node. In turn, the other travels around the node, making the column dance. Twisting and turning in different directions, the columns provide stiffness on all sides. The model illustrates an idea of space as limitless, expandable, adaptable and therefore universal, but also local, specific, and differentiated.

Publications

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Design concept for a site in Ebikon, Switzerland

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Nord-Süd-Achse, 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

Omega-Quartier Solingen, Germany
Urban design concept

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 a site in Zurich

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 5103
office@hosoyaschaefer.com