Arturo Tedeschi

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Arturo Tedeschi

Arturo Tedeschi (born 24 April 1979) is an Italian architect, computational designer and writer. He's the founder and creative director of the architecture practice and design consulting A>T which promotes a new kind of algorithmic-based design.[1] His design approach includes techniques such as Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD), CNC milling, robotic milling, 3D printing,[2] artificial intelligence, virtual reality.[3]

"Algorithmic design is not simply the use of computer to design architecture and objects. Algorithms allow designers to overcome the limitations of traditional software reaching a level of complexity which is beyond the human manual ability"[4]


Arturo Tedeschi started his career in 2004, combining professional practice in Italy with a personal research on algorithms-aided design, focusing on relationships between architecture and emerging technologies. In 2010 he published Architettura Parametrica,[5] a technical book on computational design translated into English as Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper.[6] In the same year he worked at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. in 2011 he founds the office A>T starting an intense activity both as a designer and consultant for leading firms and industries (architecture, furniture, fashion, footwear, automotive). Among his projects: NU:S Installation at Chiostro Del Bramante (Roma, 2012),[7] Parametric Shoes (Roma, 2012) a project that pushed the boundaries of 3D printing applied to fashion design,[8] The CloudBridge (2013),[9][10] Ilabo Shoes with Ross Lovegrove (Milano, 2015),[11] In-Formation with Ross Lovegrove (Koln, 2017), Needle Watch (2017),[12] Transmission at Victoria and Albert Museum with Ross Lovegrove (London, 2017),[13] Fessura wall system (Milano, 2017),[14] Alcantara Corner Lounges for Audi with Lovegrove and Colombo (Milano, 2017),[15] Oyster Chair (Milano, 2018),[16] Iris Concept Car (2020),[17][18] Passerella, a new tram for Milano (2020),[19][20][21][22][23] HorizON suspension lamp for the Venice Glass Week 2020.[24][25] In 2014 he published AAD Algorithms-Aided Design[26], a reference book on algorithmic modelling based on the Grasshopper platform. In 2019 he has been appointed Italian Design Ambassador for the Sydney Design festival within the Italian Design Day 2019[27]


Since 2011 Arturo Tedeschi has been an invited lecturer at universities and conferences worldwide. He taught and lectured at Politecnico di Milano, Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,[28] ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, University of Sydney, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, University of Edinburgh,[29] IUAV Venezia,[30] University of Arkansas Rome Center, Universidad Europea (Madrid).[31] Since 2018 he explored new modes of learning and online teaching.


  • 2014 AAD Algorithms-Aided Design, Parametric Strategies using Grasshopper, Edizioni Le Penseur, ISBN 978-88-95315-30-0
  • 2011 Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper, Edizioni Le Penseur, ISBN 978-88-95315-10-2
  • 2010 Architettura Parametrica – Introduzione a Grasshopper (II edizione italiana), Edizioni Le Penseur, ISBN 978-88-95315-08-9
  • 2010 Architettura Parametrica – Introduzione a Grasshopper (I edizione italiana), Edizioni Le Penseur, ISBN 978-88-95315-04-1


  1. ^ "This Cloud-Like Bridge Was Created With an Algorithm". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  2. ^ "Hadid and Van Berkel create 3D-printed United Nude shoes". Dezeen. 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  3. ^ "Furniture Design Meets Virtual Reality With OYSTER Chair". VRFocus. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ Tedeschi, Arturo (2014). AAD Algorithms-Aided Design. Italy: LePenseur. pp. Back Cover. ISBN 978-88-95315-30-0.
  5. ^ Tedeschi, Arturo (2010). Architettura parametrica. Introduzione a Grasshopper (in Italian). Le Penseur. ISBN 9788895315041.
  6. ^ Tedeschi, Arturo (2011). Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper: Primer. Le Penseur. ISBN 9788895315102.
  7. ^ "Il Nautilus prende casa in af(phi)tto a Roma". Archilovers. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  8. ^ "FORMAKERS – FM Interviews / Arturo Tedeschi". (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  9. ^ "A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"". ArchDaily. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  10. ^ "presS/Tletter". presS/Tletter (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  11. ^ "Manifattura additiva: la calzatura di Ross Lovegrove tra architettura e moda". (in Italian). 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  12. ^ "Parametric Needle Watch by Arturo Tedeschi Looks Designed by Humans – 3D Printing Media Network". 3D Printing Media Network. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  13. ^ "Ross Lovegrove installs 21-metre-long fabric snake in V&A tapestry room". Dezeen. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  14. ^ "Arturo Tedeschi". YourStory. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  15. ^ "Alcantara Corner Lounges – Interni Magazine". Interni Magazine (in Italian). 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  16. ^ "Virtually Sculpted Chairs : the oyster chair". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  17. ^ Thukral, Ruchi. "This conceptual electric car's roof lets you display music beats through lights! | Yanko Design". Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  18. ^ Banks, Nargess. "Why Car Brand Should Invest In Computational Design Using VR, AI And Videogames". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  19. ^ "passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  20. ^ "Arturo Tedeschi redesigns historic ATM Class 1500 tram for a post-Covid world". Dezeen. 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  21. ^ "Lo storico tram milanese interpretato ai tempi del Covid". DESIGN STREET (in Italian). 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  22. ^ "Passerella, lo storico tram milanese in versione post Covid-19". FuturoProssimo (in Italian). 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  23. ^ Meisenzahl, Mary. "A designer created a new concept for Milan's trams that seats separated by plexiglass and tells passengers which section to get in to social distance". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  24. ^ "Arturo Tedeschi, Michael Pryor & Pavlina Vardoulaki con Matteo Silverio. horizON". The Venice Glass Week (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  25. ^ "venetian glass craftsmanship meets 3D printing in 'horizon' suspension lamp". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  26. ^ Tedeschi, Arturo; Andreani, Stefano (2014). AAD Algorithms-aided Design: Parametric Strategies Using Grasshopper. Le Penseur Publisher. ISBN 9788895315300.
  27. ^ "Inside Italian Design: Beyond the Glossy Cover Image". Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  28. ^ "Rome – AA Visiting Schools". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  29. ^ "What's On?". EUSAS. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  30. ^ "Arturo Tedeschi". Madi IX (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  31. ^ "Arturo Tedeschi - Escuela de Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Diseño - Universidad Europea". Retrieved 2020-02-10.

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