D-Arch Lectures
Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Christ & Gantenbein

16.10.2007

Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Nerdinger

20.11.2007

Bauen Sammeln Zeigen

Prof. Max Dudler

04.12.2007

Bau der Gesellschaft

Luigi Snozzi

11.03.2008

Bau der Gesellschaft

Rural Studio

15.04.2008

Bau der Gesellschaft

Prof. Dr. Richard Sennett

13.05.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Mario Botta

14.10.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gottfried Böhm

04.11.2008

Sakralität und Aura
in der Architektur

Prof. Dr. Rafael Moneo

02.12.2008

Das Haus

Prof. Tony Fretton

10.03.2009

Das Haus

Prof. Jacques Herzog

28.04.2009

Das Haus

Prof. Peter Zumthor

12.05.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Roger Diener

13.10.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Buchner Bründler

27.10.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Philippe Rahm

10.11.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Made in Sàrl

24.11.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Gigon/Guyer

01.12.2009

Bauten/bauen
Architekturlabor Schweiz

EM2N

08.12.2009

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Peter Märkli

09.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

e2a

16.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Michele Arnaboldi

30.03.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Miller & Maranta

27.04.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

HHF

11.05.2010

Bauten/bauen II
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Prof. Gion A. Caminada

27.05.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

:mlzd

19.10.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

buzzi e buzzi

02.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Laurent Stalder

09.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter

16.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Fuhrimann Hächler

23.11.2010

Bauten/bauen III
Architekturlabor Schweiz

pool

07.12.2010

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Christian Kerez

01.03.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

burkhalter sumi

15.03.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

05.04.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

guidotti architetti

19.04.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Gramazio & Kohler

10.05.2011

Bauten/bauen IV
Architekturlabor Schweiz

Arno Schlüter

19.05.2011

Tendencies

Philip Ursprung

22.09.2011

Tendencies

Tom Emerson

07.10.2011

Tendencies

Eelco Hooftman

11.10.2011

Tendencies

Jean-Philippe Vassal

01.11.2011

Tendencies

Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein

30.11.2011

Tendencies

Alfredo J. Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner

05.12.2011

Tendencies

Greg Lynn

06.12.2011

Tendencies

Richard Horden

14.03.2012

Tendencies

Adam Caruso

29.03.2012

Tendencies

Fumihiko Maki

15.05.2012

Tendencies

Mohsen Mostafavi

11.10.2012

Tendencies

Gisel, Snozzi, Diener, Herzog

17.10.2012

Tendencies

Patrick Gmür

07.11.2012

Tendencies

Riken Yamamoto

27.11.2012

Tendencies

Peter Greenaway

05.03.2013

Tendencies

Atelier Bow-Wow

14.05.2013

on Architecture

Kengo Kuma

24.09.2013

on Architecture

Doreen Liu

08.10.2013

on Architecture

Neil Brenner

14.11.2013

on Architecture

Heinrich Wolff

26.11.2013

on Architecture II

Grafton Architects

04.03.2014

on Architecture II

Dirk Hebel

25.03.2014

on Architecture II

Philippe Block

01.04.2014

on Architecture II

Maria Kaltsa

08.04.2014

on Architecture II

Milica Topalovic

15.04.2014

on Architecture II

Benedetta Tagliabue

29.04.2014

on Architecture II

Alex Lehnerer

06.05.2014

on Architecture III

Manabu Chiba

30.09.2014

on Architecture III

Giancarlo Mazzanti

14.10.2014

on Architecture III

Belinda Tato

18.11.2014

on Architecture IV

Guy Nordenson

03.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Anthony Vidler

10.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Armand Grüntuch und Almut Grüntuch-Ernst

24.03.2015

on Architecture IV

Amale Andraos

14.04.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Alexander Brodsky

13.10.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Astrid Staufer

27.10.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Marie-José Van Hee

10.11.2015

Meister der architektonischen Erzählung

Hermann Czech

24.11.2015

Sind wir noch modern?

José María Sánchez García

19.04.2016

Sind wir noch modern?

Jean-Pierre Dürig

03.05.2016

Be constructive!

Mahendra Raj

04.10.2016

Be constructive!

Marianne Burkhalter

18.10.2016

Be constructive!

Diébédo Francis Kéré

08.11.2016

Be constructive!

Solano Benítez

22.11.2016

D-Arch Lectures
 
on Architecture II

Maria Kaltsa

08.04.2014

Video

Zur Person

As a practicing architect for over 20 years, Maria Kaltsa shared Greece’s “2005 Award” for the central archaeological promenade in Athens and now a first prize for Thessaloniki’s new landmark. Until recently, Kaltsa served as General Secretary of Planning and Urban Development at the Greek Ministry of the Environment, where she established a department of architecture, initiated a new national green building code, two Biennale participations, and several architectural competitions. She actively supported regulatory plans and frameworks for the sustainable development of metropolitan regions, as well as anti-urban decay policies, and managed public-private partnerships for the metropolitan project designs at Faliro, “RE-THINK ATHENS”. Maria Kaltsa holds architecture degrees from Cooper Union and Yale University.

Rezension

Architecture as Process

Maria Kaltsa – Athens. The title of the fourth lecture in the department series could not be more precise in its simplicity. Athens, which has fascinated architects since the rediscovery of ancient Greece in the 18th century, continues to offer questions and opportunities in our globalised world today, most recently in the city’s role as a protagonist in the midst of an economic crisis. Maria Kaltsa’s career is intertwined with her native city and surprising. She did not become the theoretician originally intended. Instead, she has been exploring the dependencies of politics, socioeconomics and architecture on a trajectory that must have been imagined in the mind of the late John Hejduk, her mentor, trying to reconnect the worlds of theoretical architecture and practice. Maria Kaltsa’s perception of architecture was significantly influenced by her studies at Cooper Union, which was at the forefront of narrative architecture throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Later on, she studied architecture put into practice at the Yale School of Architecture, culminating in the realisation of her first project in Athens on time for the Olympic Games of 2004. Since then, most of us, or at least everybody who has visited Athens, must have walked on the spine connecting six of Athen’s archeological sites, composed of carefully selected gneiss schist cobblestones and recycled marble slabs. Referencing the grande promenade of the 19th century, the entirely hand-drawn project deals with the chaotic parts of the city and, with a minimal aesthetic approach, weaves together the city’s facade with the ancient monuments and the beauty of the landscape. The carpet of natural pavement both protects the site while making it accessible. This first practical experience as an architect negotiating between different political bodies is prototypical for her career, She raises the importance of invisible conditions and dependencies that shape and determine our work within the public domain, significantly opening the scope of our profession. Since 2009, she has switched sides and is actively taking part in policy making, becoming Greece’s general secretary of urban planning, regional development and architecture. For her, policy making is an underestimated design tool, which in her understanding is architecture as process, maybe even a way of putting theoretical architecture into practice. She is convinced that policy is too often in the hands of bureaucrats and not of architects, with the authorities mainly being concerned with the big picture. Maria Kaltsa therefore formulates her goal as creating room for what was left out of the picture, namely architecture. In her primarily political role, Maria Kaltsa has spearheaded interventions on an architectural scale, which include the design of a new green building code, the rehabilitation of the central coastal area as well as the New Athens Regulatory Plan that reorganises Athen’s city center. She continually recognizes the significance of the small scale and has supervised both technical and architectural studies to safeguard this aspect. The effectiveness of this work can be seen in the resulting project proposal by a Dutch office that is low key and highlights the existing fabric of the city – in a similar way to Maria Kalta’s project of 2004. As an architect and member of the public administration, she describes her dedication to Athens, a city in crisis, as an attempt to make this city a role model, turning negative aspects into opportunities. And as a committed European she persuades us of the importance of collaboration between educational institutions and political entities on an international level. She gives us a glimpse of her latest collaboration with ETH Zurich, Reactivate Athens, that has brought us architects, once again, to Athens and Maria Kaltsa to Zurich.
Autor: Lex Schaul