Paris based architect Nicholas Préaud explores the ways of connecting the imaginary to the reality of built architecture. Throughout physical installations, architectural and furniture design, construction R&D and digital art, Nicholas Préaud's work comes together as one broad unclassifiable contemporary discipline. A discipline that sets out to question our ways of life, our ways of interacting with our environment and each other, and to question the traditional rollout of creative architectural processes. Nicholas Préaud’s fondness for furniture and product design brings him satisfaction on different scales in different timelines. The liberty and authority these designs lend him feed his creativity to break through the boundaries between what exists in the digital and physical world. In fact, some of his projects touch upon abstraction, works that only serve the digital altar. As he investigates, researches, and develops plans and methods to bring these digital works to life, Nicholas Préaud finds himself invested and knee-deep in his design and work principles, an indication of a positive intensification in his design, architecture, and construction research and development. Nicholas Préaud pursued architecture studies in Paris and subsequently worked in several architecture firms such as DGT Architects, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Nicolas Laisné Architectes, and more recently Sou Fujimoto Architects in Paris. His background is purely architectural and bridges several practices such as architecture, smaller-scale furniture or product design, and construction R&D to more abstract and digital works of design meant to exist only digitally. Some projects such as Casa Atibaia are ways of bridging the gap between the digital and the physical world. Initiated as a digital architectural project, Nicholas Préaud is now working on bringing it to life in the years to come.