Arduino Cantafora

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Arduino Cantafora (Milan, November 8, 1945), Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and writer.


Graduated at the Politecnico di Milano, he became renowned for his paintings with Renaissance influence, inspired by Giorgio de Chirico. He became acquainted with Aldo Rossi, of whom he was a pupil.[1]

In the 1990s, he designed scenery for operas: Perseus and Andromeda at La Scala (1991) and Mozart's Don Giovanni in Aix-en-Provence (1993).[2]

He has taught at Yale University,[1] IUAV, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio,[1] and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).[2][3]

He is naturalized as a Swiss citizen.


  • Quindici stanze per una casa (1988)[4]
  • La pomme d'Adrien (2002)[5]
  • Le stanze della vita (2004)[5]
  • L'architecture du corps (2006, with Charles Duboux)[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography of Arduino Cantafora". Retrieved Aug 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Arduino Cantafora". Retrieved Aug 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Arduino Cantafora at EPFL
  4. ^ Arduino Cantàfora (1988). Quindici stanze per una casa. Turin: Einaudi. ISBN 9788806599942. 
  5. ^ a b "Publications of Arduino Cantafora". EPFL. Retrieved Aug 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ L'architecture du corps

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