Arturo Tedeschi is an architect and computational design specialist with more than ten years of experience in the avant-garde segment of architecture and industrial design (furniture, automotive, installations, products, footwear). He works as a consultant for leading companies, providing services and training related to algorithmic modeling, complex geometry, digital fabrication and data driven design. He is the author of Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper and AAD Algorithms-Aided Design. He taught and was an invited speaker at Architectural Association School (London), Politecnico di Milano, IUAV (Venice), The University of Sydney, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, University of Edinburgh, Universidad Europea (Madrid). His personal work has been featured in international magazines (Forbes, Wired, Dezeen) and exhibited worldwide. He has collaborated with major architecture and design firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Adidas, Volkswagen, Ross Lovegrove Studio.
BIO_ Architect, independent researcher and computational designer, since 2004 Arturo Tedeschi complemented professional practice in Italy with a personal research on parametric design, focusing on relationships between architecture and new design tools. In 2010 he published “Architettura Parametrica”, a bestseller book on parametric design, translated into english as “Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper” in 2011. In the same year he worked at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. In 2011 he founded A > T a cloud based office which provides computational design services and training for architects, designers and companies. He’s currently director and teacher of a series of workshops on parametric design and he has been an invited lecturer at universities and conferences worldwide. From 2012 to 2014 he is co-director of the AA Rome Visiting School for the Architectural Association School (London). In 2012 he designed, with Maurizio Degni, a parametric installation for the Cloister of Bramante, in Rome, for the NU:S project by Double agency. Within the same event has been involved in the computational design of the celebrated NU:S Parametric Shoes (shoe design by Alessio Spinelli), a project that pushed-up the boundaries of 3D printing applied to fashion design. His projects have been exhibited in Rome (MACRO museum), Milan, London, Paris (Carrousel du Louvre, Centre Pompidou), Cologne and Venice (Off event at Biennale 2014). In 2014 he published AAD_Algorithms-Aided Design the worldwide reference book on algorithmic modeling, based on the Grasshopper platform. He collaborated with Ross Lovegrove on the project ILABO for United Nude (2015), In-Formation for Alcantara (2017), Alcantara Lounge Experience for AUDI (2017), Transmission for Alcantara at V&A London. He has been a digital consultant at Politecnico di Milano and instructor at Master MADI (IUAV, Venezia) and Master Parametric (ControlMad, Madrid). In 2019 he has been appointed Italian Ambassador for Design at IDD19 by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wikipedia page >
Maurizio Degni (1984), architect and computational designer, is a specialist in the field of energy and environmental analysis related to complex systems with a particular focus on parametric and optimization strategies. He worked for several offices in Italy such as Studio Kami and J.M. Schivo where he collaborated on many international competitions, projects and research activities. With Arturo Tedeschi he designed the NU:S Installation within the Cloister of Bramante (Rome) and he had a main role in the computational design of the NU:S Parametric Shoes (shoe design by Alessio Spinelli) an avant-garde project that matched advanced design techniques and prototyping technologies. Currently he’s involved in a series of workshops and courses in Italy directed by Arturo Tedeschi and focused on parametric design. From 2012 he is a tutors assistant for the AA Rome Visiting School.
Pio Lorenzo Cocco (1993), architect and computational designer, in 2017 he gained the Master Degree in Architecture at University of Naples “Federico II” with a final dissertation focused on Computational Design and Form Finding Strategies applied to ancient technologies. During the II Level Master “BIM Manager” at Politecnico di Milano, he acquired the expertise in Building Information Modelling including data-driven design methods. There he wrote a paper in which is discussed the role of Generative Design strategies applied to BIM and Urban Planning. He reached advanced skills in Computational Design, obtained through a deep and constant training process, and established during his several professional experiences as a Computational Designer, BIM Consultant and Authorized Rhino Trainer, characterised by a steady research attitude and a design philosophy oriented towards a digital, mathematical and interdisciplinary approach.
Paride Stella (1994) is an architect and computational designer. He achieved his Master Degree in Architecture at the University Of Chieti/Pescara in 2019 with a thesis aimed to explore the metamorphosis of the design theory in the contemporary digital revolution. In the same year, his research leads to the publication of an academic paper titled “Generative Design for Printable Mass Customization Jewelry Products”. The interest in product design and computational strategies granted him many awards in international competitions and drove him to co-found a startup in the high-end audio industry. The tireless seek of new challenges makes him pursue constant research of novel strategies and approaches.
Cristian Li Voi (1990) product designer and computational designer, started his career in 2015 at Denis Guidone Design Studio (Milano) as a designer and digital modeler. In the same year he also initiated a collaboration with Nyxo ltd Architecture & Product Design Studio (London). Meanwhile he started a personal research on advanced 3D modeling focused on product design, achieving the qualification of Authorized Rhino Trainer. In 2017 his collaboration with D.A.M.A. and 3D Italy in Milan is culminated in the realisation of a 3D printing clothe. In the same year he begins his collaboration with Arturo Tedeschi within the project Transmission by Ross Lovegrove and Alcantara for the Victoria and Albert museum (London). From 2017 he has the role of trainer at L.A.B.A. (Rimini) for the course: Techniques and Digital Modelling.
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