Never one to shy away from challenging projects, the intimate team at the Zurich-based studio Hosoya Schaefer Architects are working on a range of projects, from large-scale urban redevelopments (most notably, Areal V-Zug) to public buildings and spaces, residential properties and multimedia installations. Something of a polymath, Hosoya Schaefer takes a wider approach to urbanisation. The combination of Hosoya’s Japanese aesthetics, succinct urban planning and the team’s foresight has garnered the studio an international following since opening in 2003.