Ryota Matsumoto is a principal and founder of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office , Ryota Matsumoto Studio . He is an artist , designer and urban planner . Born in Tokyo , he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan . He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture , Glasgow School of Art in early 90 ’ s .
Matsumoto has previously collaborated with a cofounder of the Metabolist Movement , Kisho Kurokawa , Arata Isozaki , Cesar Pelli , MIT Media Lab and Nihon Sekkei Inc . before establishing his office .