Progressive Research on Architecture, Urbanism and Design
PRAUD is a Boston based firm formed in 2010 by Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim.
As a research and design firm, PRAUD focuses on a contemporary approach to understanding the effects of urbanity and developing architectural process.
PRAUD's research takes into account various scales in architecture and urbanism with key topics such as hybridity, urbanity, density, and transformation.
Our architectural dialog is a synthetic gesture between contemporary vocabulary in architecture and urban research.
(founding partner) received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University,
and bachelor's degree in Seoul National University in 2003.
Dongwoo has professional experiences in various countries such as S.Korea (Junglim Architecture, Space Group), Japan (Maki & Assoc.), The Netherlands (West 8), and US (Machado-Silvetti Assoc.)
His research focuses on integral urbanism and architectural typologies that catalyze urban transformation in large scale, and his publication "Pyongyang, and Pyongyang After" was published in May,2011. He was a visiting crit at Rhode Island School of Design and expected to teach a seminar class "Topology & Typology" in Fall, 2011.
(founding partner) received a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010,
Rafael has professional experiences in various countries such as Japan (Toyo Ito Associates), UK (KPF), France (Ateliers Jean Nouvel), and US (Martha Schwartz Partners, Sasaki Associates, dECOI Architects, and Machado-Silvetti Assoc.)
His research focuses on hybrid architectural typologies and density. He is currently working on a publication about the subject due to be finished in 2011.
He is expected to teach a seminar class "Topology & Typology" in Fall, 2011 at Rhode Island School of Design.