Hiroki Matsuura was born, raised, and educated in Japan. Professionally he matured in the Netherlands. As an aesthetic engineer, Hiroki cooks eastern Zen and Dutch Pragmatism into innovative designs.
In 2015, Hiroki together with Rene Sangers established MASA architects specialized in Architecture/Interior/Product design. And besides MASA in 2018, Hiroki established MADMA urbanism+landscape specialized in urban design and landscape design.
Hiroki’s extensive track record and expertise range from large-scale urban design, landscape design to architecture that is based on 21 years (14 years as a partner) of professional practices across international fields at MAXWAN. With engineer precision, he reveals the complexity and turns this into smart simplicity. His approach results in contemporary, societal relevant design solutions our clients highly benefit from.
Hiroki teaches and lectures at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, The Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, and is a guest professor at MARCH (The Moscow School of Architecture) (his role stopped since the current war with Ukraine started). And he used to be a member of the Urban Council at the Skolkovo Foundation in Moscow (his role stopped since the current war with Ukraine started).