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Productive Architecture
for Sustainable Cities

The Infra-Architecture Lab focuses on studying the role Architecture can take in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals by offering solutions through hybrid typological studies at various scales. We consult on the integration of productive technologies into the built environment as hybrid architecture that can produce or manage resources like energy, clean air, clean water, food, biodiversity, and manufacturing for circular economies, among others.

Rafael Luna is the co-founder of the architecture firm PRAUD, a senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, and the director of the Infra-Architecture Lab. He received a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010), and his Ph.D. in Architecture focused on Infra-architectural typologies as urban models from L'Accademia di architettura dell’Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, Switzerland (2022). Luna is the award winner of the Architectural League Prize 2013, and his work has been exhibited at the MoMA, Venice Biennale, and Seoul Biennale. Luna was a co-curator of the Cities Exhibition for the 2019 Seoul Biennale, awarded by the Mayor of Seoul. He has professional experience from the offices of Toyo Ito and Associates, KPF, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Martha Schwartz Partners, dECOI, Sasaki Associates, and Machado and Silvetti. He served as an assistant professor at Hanyang University from 2018-2022, previously teaching for six years at the Rhode Island School of Design. His writings have been published in journals such as G+L, Topos, MONU, SPACE, IntAR Journal, and was a guest editor for AD magazine’s September 2021 issue Production Urbanism: The Meta-Industrial City. He is the co-author of  I Want to Be Metropolitan, the North Korean Atlas (received the DAM award), and A Language of Contemporary Architecture: An Index of Topology and Typology.

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We are looking to collaborate with designers, scientists, technologists, investors, and private clients.

Contact us to discuss your project.

t. +61 431 507 087

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