Paolo Amaldi graduated with a degree in architecture from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, and received his Master and Doctorate degree in Architecture from the University of Geneva. He has published articles on the mechanisms of perception and vision in classic and modern architecture. His research has been financed by the Fonds suisse pour la recherche scientifique and by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, where he was a visiting fellow in 2005. Amaldi is the author of Le false certezze del Padiglione di Barcellona ( Testo e Immagini, 2003), Espace et densité : Mies van der Rohe (Infolio, 2006) and Espaces (Villette, 2007). He has lectured at conferences and seminars in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Spain and for two years was member of the jury of the French award l’Equerre d’Argent. Amaldi worked as project leader for the Chemetov+Huidobro firm in Paris, taught at the Ecole d’architecture de Montpellier, the Université catholique de Louvain and the University of Montreal. At present, he teaches at the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture in Lyon and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.