Assistant is an architecture studio run by Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama.
The studio was established in 2002 to push the boundary of architecture in contemporary urban environments.
Since its inception, Assistant has always been a generic term to describe diverse urban activities carried out on collective platforms open for anyone to participate. Just like space internalizes everything and grows to become an environment over time, our projects all stem from our deep intellectual curiosity regarding contemporary cities. All our activities aim to push the boundaries of the notions of architecture and urbanity by intervening into the spaces of the city to open up new parallel environments.