Architect, computational design specialist and Director of Milan-based A>T Consulting Arturo Tedeschi describes his interplay between different techniques and tools as being similar to how DJs use instruments and samplers.
“Working as a ‘solo singer’ involves the risk of being repetitive as you draw from a limited sequence of chords. Collaborating for leading offices, companies and institutions forces you to accelerate the learning process and sometimes to endure apparently impossible but enriching challenges,” Arturo says.
Born and raised in a very small village in the mountains of Southern Italy, Arturo internalised the beauty of living in an isolated place with great landscapes and horizons. “This became a kind of metaphor for my whole life... As I child, I basically had two passions: making cardboard models of buildings – skyscrapers, in particular – and using the computer to create my own programmes. The cardboard models were made of cereal boxes and for the programmes I used my Commodore 64. I loved to create animation with the few pixels available at the time. I even partially developed an operating system inspired by the first Windows release.”
Arturo later blended his two childhood passions of architecture and coding to become a leading computational design specialist who specialises in avant-garde architecture and industrial design. “I always loved architecture in its essence as the art of creating objects at different scales by assembling different materials. I’ve always been fascinated by the ideas of precision and beauty and how the human mind can conceive buildings, systems and products that solve or organise complexity.”