Arturo Tedeschi (1979), architect, independent researcher and computational designer, since 2004 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 for architects, designers and companies. He’s currently director and teacher of a series of workshops on parametric design (as an Authorized Rhino Trainer) and he has been an invited lecturer at universities and conferences worldwide. From 2012 he is co-director, with Lorenzo Vianello, 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) 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) and on the project In-Formation for Alcantara (2017). He is digital consultant at Politecnico di Milano (Architectural Design Studio2) and instructor at Master MADI (IUAV, Venezia) and Master Parametric (ControlMad, Madrid).
Maurizio Degni (1984), 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.
Davide Lombardi (1985) architect, in 2011 he graduated in Architecture (Master of Sciences level) with honour at Università degli Studi “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara. His interest in the field of computational design, focused on structural desing and optimization/analysis, led him to start a personal training following high level workshops with international trainers as: Plug>It and Ecologic Patterns with Arturo Tedeschi (Rome, 2011), the first AA Rome Visiting School with Lawrence Friesen, Arturo Tedeschi and Lorenzo Vianello (Rome, 2012), Structural Geometries with Daniel Piker and Gennaro Senatore (Salerno, 2013). In 2015 he obtained his Ph.D. degree at School of Advanced Studies “Gabriele d’Annunzio” developing the thesis under the supervision of Alberto Pugnale, lecturer in Architectural Design at The University of Melbourne. He collaborated with architecture firms in Pescara and Rome working on international projects in Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. He is an Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART). From 2015 he is Teaching Fellow in Digital Design and Architecture at The University of Edinburgh (Scotland).
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