School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Dr Christos Kakalis

Lecturer in Architecture

Background

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.



Research


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. 



Teaching

Architectural Design 2.1 [Coordinator]

Architectural Design 3.1

Dissertation Studies and Research Methods

Publications