Mas – aqui
Photography: Carles Roig.
Mas-aqui architecture & interior design is a design house in Barcelona founded by the Japanese architect Masaaki Higashi and the Minorcan artist Esther Mir. Offers services of design, planning and construction management of buildings and residences, reforms and interior design, with the original seal of a balanced dialogue between cultures and disciplines. Its sensitivity and environmental responsibility are translated into a simultaneous treatment of space, lighting, ventilation and comfort, inseparable elements in the success of each project. The value proposition of their projects being exquisite use of light with allows them to manage it at will to create ambiences and emotions. Architecture with artistic sensibility and art with architectural brushstrokes.
Masaaki Higashi (Hiroshima, 1974)
Architect graduated from the National University of Hiroshima and a M. Tech in Edification from the UPC in Catalonia having the license of architect (ikkyu-Kenchikushi) in Japan and officially validated his title in Spain and Germany, is registered with COAC (Colegio de Arquitectos de Catalunya) and with AKNW (Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen). He has worked in Japan, Netherlands, Germany and Catalonia with firms like Araigumi, Shingu Susumu Atelier, Higashi Arquitecto Estudio, Takenaka Europe, TMA, Patrick Genard Associates, etc. His present interests are focused on private architecture where he works on projects guided by search of harmony, versatile spaces, designing furniture integrated with architecture, natural light and an elegant simplicity.
Esther Mir (Menorca, 1972)
She is a multifaceted artist. She has trained in institutions like Artes y Técnicas de la Moda, Parsons School in New York, Escuela Massana, La Escuela Eina in Barcelona and MK24 in Amsterdam, which have helped her create a base in different techniques in the fields of design, sculpture, fashion, engraving, illustration and painting. After studying fashion and obtaining a degree in the specialty of theater and audiovisual communication by the University of Southampton and after several years working as a stylist / designer on TV3, she dedicates all her activity to the world of art and interior design with diverse collection of acrylic paintings on Japanese paper which she has presented individual and joint exhibitions. Her training, experience and artistic sensibility enrich her facet for interior design.