Since MRA was established in 1997, our Jerusalem based studio has designed a wide array of projects ranging from intimate residential interiors to large-scale public facilities.
Driven by the belief that fine architecture and design have a positive impact on our lives, we strive to carefully integrate the functional requirements of our clients without compromising our high standard of design.
While we are comfortable designing within the timeless vocabularies of traditional architecture, we are deeply interested in the creation of bright and airy contemporary architecture that blurs the boundary between interior and exterior spaces.
We feel privileged to have our studio in Jerusalem, which offers us the opportunity to reflect on the city’s ancient and multi layered past whilst creating rich spaces and experiences for modern living. We embrace the opportunity to work within challenging urban contexts, and are intrigued with the challenge of integrating complex historic buildings into contemporary structures. This often requires working closely with craftsmen to test and refine details that bridge centuries of architecture.
We thoroughly enjoy the organic process of architecture, regardless of scale and are involved intimately with each of our projects, resolving conflicts and finding new opportunities from conception to completion.
Meet Our Team
From 1985-2005 Matti collaborated with Thomas G. Smith of producing a new, illustrated and annotated edition of Vitruvious’s Ten Books on Architecture.
In 1997, Matti established MRA in Jerusalem.
Following 25 years of practicing architecture, while understanding its role within the greater urban context, Matti obtained an M.A. in Urban Design from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.