|2007 SYMPOSIUM MERZBAU «ORGANIC FUNCTIONALISM» : PARTICIPANTS : MARKUS SCHAEFER
(Born * 1969 in Zurich) Architect and PhD in Neurobiology
Is a founding partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects, a studio for architecture, strategy and research based in Zürich. In addition to the Masters of Architecture
from Harvard University, Markus Schaefer has a Masters in Neurobiology from the University of Zürich.
At Harvard, he first collaborated with his current partner Hiromi Hosoya on the Harvard Guide to Shopping, edited by Rem Koolhaas and published by Taschen in 2001. Prior to founding Hosoya Schaefer, Markus Schaefer was a director of AMO in Rotterdam. AMO is the think tank and research department of OMA, the architecture office established by Rem Koolhaas. AMO worked for clients like Prada, the EU, Condé Nast, the Hermitage Museum,
Volkswagen, and China Central Television. Markus Schaefer was specifically responsible for all of AMO’s work for Prada, which ranged from store concepts and in store information technology solutions, to branding, media, content and even advertisement, work for which he received with AMO an IDEA and a Lead Award in 2003. Markus Schaefer is currently a visiting professor at the ‘Akademie der Bildenden Künste’ in Vienna and is lecturing and publishing regularly.
» Hosoya & Schaefer.