Dr Christos Kakalis
Lecturer in Architecture
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I am a registered architect (University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece). I obtained the interdisciplinary MSc ‘Design, Space, Culture’ at the National Technical University of Athens and hold a PhD in Architecture from the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (E.S.A.L.A).
I have also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the National Technical University of Athens and the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
My work focuses on the conditions of embodied experience of the architecture and natural landscape with special emphasis on the role of atmosphere. The main focus of my doctoral and postdoctoral work (between UK and Canada) was the embodied topography of Mount Athos and the role of silence/sound in different environments: sacred landscapes, contemporary cities, institutional complexes as well as in architectural representation, design and education. My research and teaching acknowledges the significance of the dynamic combination of history, theory and design.
Architectural Design 2.1 [Coordinator]
Architectural Design 3.1
Dissertation Studies and Research Methods
- Kakalis C, Goetsch E, ed. Mountains, Movements, Mobilities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. In Preparation.
- Kakalis C. Experimentations. John Cage in Music, Art and Architecture. By Branden Joseph” (Book Review). The Journal of Architecture 2017, 22(2), 359-363.
- Kakalis C. In the Shadow of the Mountain: Tracing the Hesychast Inhabitation of the Mountain of Athos. In: Kakalis C, Goetsch E, ed. Mountains, Movements, Mobilities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. In Press.
- Armstrong R, Ferracina S, Kakalis C, Hughes R. Notating not knowing: The oceanic challenge to format and medium. Edinburgh Architectural Research 2017, 35. In Press.
- Ioannou O, Kakalis C, Marda N. Pedagogical Approaches to Embodied Topography: The Hidden Landscape of Elaionas. ZARCH Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urban Studies 2017, 8. In Press.
- Kakalis C. Silence and Communal Ritual in an Athonian Coenobitic Monastery. In: Alberto Pérez Gómez and Stephen Parcell, ed. Chora 7: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture. Montreal: McGill – Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp.163-188.
- Kakalis C. Silence, Stillness and the International Competition for the Arvo Pärt Centre. Architecture and Culture 2016, 4(2), 293-314.