HOSOYA SCHAEFER is a Zürich-based studio for architectural designs, strategies, and research. It was founded by Markus Schaefer and Hiromi Hosoya in 2003. With an international network of collaborators, the studio is involved in building design and realization, urban design, media installations, strategic planning, and consulting.



Hiromi Hosoya

Markus Schaefer

Alexander Kneer


Mélanie Jeannet

Valentin Ott

Axel Schmidt


Martin Achermann

Gianni Arcangioli

Christian Calle Figueroa

Raphael Disler

Oliver Franz

Iurii Goncharenko

Florian Heeb

Pierre-Jean Holl

Corinne Huber

Joy Hungerbühler

Damjan Kokalevski

Victor Lepik

Khalil Mdimagh

Martyna Michalik

Viktória Molnár

Ekaterina Nagibina-François

Brigitte Odermatt

Daniel Ostrowski

Theodore Perdios

Toru Shimizu

Lena Stäheli-Shinohara

Juris Strangots

Alain Vorlet

Thorben Westerhuys

Collaborators 2003-2020:

Sarah Asseel, Christian Bandi, Albert Beele, Isabelle Bentz, Karlis Berzins, Charilaos Biskos, Marija Blagojevic, Mark Bol, Michael Bühler, Claudia Brunier-Ernst, Ricardo Cabrera-Nyst Garrido, Sasha Cisar, Carlos Cordero Aguaded, Annabel Cremer, Ziyue Ding, Maget El Sadek, Marcel Erismann, Elisa Forster, Michele Fumagalli, Daniel Angulo Garcia, Tota Goya, Yann Gramegna, Seung-Jin Ham, Dirk Hamdorf, Nils Havelka, Teppei Iizuka, Ryoko Ikeda, Milena Isler, Marco Jacomella, Katharina Keckeis, Thomas Kägi, Lucas Krupp, Bavo Lauwers, Fabian Liszt, Radu-Remus Macovei, Eike Delia Martens, Max Michels, Francis Moss, Wataru Nagatomo, Naohiko Murata, Karl Johan Nyqvist, Anna Page, Deborah Park, Noelle Paulson, Stelios Psaltis, Ludovic Regnault, Yves Reinacher, Esther Reinhardt, Beatrice Roth, Yo Shimura, Rafael Schmidt, Roland Schreiber, Florian Schrott, Frank Schwenk, Cindy Schwenke, Lukas Schwitter, Dagnija Smilga, Izumi Soeda, Alisa Stepanova,Tanja Sussmann, Ryuhei Suzuki, Martin Tann, Mike Taylor, Dai Tomioka, Stefan Vetsch, Simon Kramer Vrscaj, Pascal Waldburger, Shi-Yuan Wang, Andy Westner, Akihiro Yamamoto, Changho Yeo, Guillaume Yersin, Hyuck-Jin Yoon, Zane Zeivate




We are always looking for ambitious and motivated students or recent graduates to join our international team in Zurich. Interns are employed on a full-time basis for a minimum 6 month term. Applicants should possess a strong track-record in design and rich skillset including: model-making, AutoCAD, and other graphic software such as Rhino 3D and Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency in German is preferred for this position.  Applicants must be eligible for all necessary work permits/visas during their stay in Switzerland.

If you are interested in joining our young, international, and ambitious team in Zurich, we look forward to receiving your application. Please send all materials, including CV and work samples (max 3MB) to:







iF Communication Design Award

For the project “MobiGlobe 3” in the category Corporate Architecture - Communication Media in Architecture and Public Spaces.

> MobiGlobe 3

Red Dot Communication Design Award – Grand Prix

For the project “MobiGlobe 3” in the category Interface Design.

> MobiGlobe 3

iF Communication Design Award – Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Red Dot Communication Design Award – Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Design Preis Deutschland

The application "Universum der Ozeane" is nominated for the Design Preis Deutschland.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

International Serious Play – Bronze

For the project “Universum der Ozeane”.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds


Special Award “New Generation” at the Contractworld Awards 2008 for the project ANAN in Wolfsburg.

> AnAn

Event Design Awards – Silver

For the project Mobiglobe 2006 together with Ralph Appelbaum Ass., New York, and Henn Architekten, Munich in the category “Permanent Installation”.

> MobiGlobe 1


Out of Fashion

Essay by Markus Schaefer, Content: AMO/OMA Projects for Prada

Tokyo Metabolism

Essay by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer, Tokyo Life: Tokyo Metabolism, 05/01

Tokyo Metabolism

Essays by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer, Harvard Guide to Shopping: Project on the City by Rem Koolhaas



Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current phase: construction documents

Benninger Areal, housing and retail development
Current phase: preliminary design

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

Mobility Hub / parking facility with retail component, Zug
Current phase: preliminary design

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

Riedmatt Ebikon / housing, retail, ateliers
Current phase: framework plan

Qube Ebikon / housing, retail, offices
Current phase: framework plan

House Chile, innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current phase: building permit documents

Buchs Areal Fegeren, building for precision-industry
Current phase: study

House Kyoto, community living, Japan
Current phase: study

Lachen SZ Alpenblickstrasse / high-rise housing
Current phase: study

Urban Design

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, Nürtingen
Current state: masterplan and function plan

Neugasse Zürich, urban design concept with public participation
Current state: presentation of urban design concept

Dessauer Strasse, Wolfsburg
Current state: competition waiting for further commission

Herisau site development, Herisau
Current state: process support and test planning

Technologiecluster Zug Masterplan, Zug
Current state: urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland
Current state: masterplan waiting for further commission

HafenCity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Current state: masterplan and framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Current state: masterplan, function plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Current state: Study on mobility-infrastructure

Leica Areal
Current state: study completed, next phase in planning

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Current state: urban framework plan

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau
Current state: urban framework plan

Visp Sägematte, Valais
Current state: study

Urban framework plan for the city of Zug
Current state: recently completed

Urban System Research

SmartUse / Space, Growth and BigData
Current state: ongoing

Winterthur 2040
Current state: ongoing

Harvard University Graduate School of Design / The Industrious City
Current state: in preparation

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


Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

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