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Lecture by Nikos Ktenàs


The Athens Concert Hall Organization
HERACLES GCCo, member of Lafarge Group

Speaker: Nikos Ktenàs, architect

Co-ordinator: Memos Filippidis

The lecture will be held in Greek

Nikos Ktenàs, Piraeus, 1960. From 1978 to 1983 after studying Mathematics, Physics, Music Theory and introductory courses in Architecture at various schools in the United States, amongst them Columbia University, and The Cooper Union, he obtains his professional degree in Architecture from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
From 1984 to 1992 he taught at EPFL_École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland in the chair Luigi Snozzi. He establishes his architectural practice in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1987 and in Athens, Greece, in 1993.  From 1992 to today, he has been invited at various Greek and European architecture faculties and from 2005 he is a guest professor of Architecture at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, while from 2009 he is a guest professor in the Graduate Program of Architectural Design, in the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly in the city of Volos.
He has conducted various architecture workshops in Europe, such as, ‘Lid’A2’_Università degli Studi Mediterranea, Reggio Calabria, The Polytechnic of Crete, Department of Architecture, ‘SE de Projet intensif ÉNSA-V’_École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, ‘SIA’_DA/Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, etc. Has given public lectures in various European faculties amongst them, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Vico Morcote, Paris, Versailles, Athens, Patras, Chania – Crete, Thessaloniki, Lisboα, Sevilla, Ischia – Napoli, etc. He is author of over 80 works and his work has been exhibited in the ‘NAI’ (Netherlands Institute of Architecture), Rotterdam, in the ‘Archivio Cesare Cattaneo’, Cernobio – Como, in the “Pavillon de l’Arsenal” Paris, while he has been an invited participant in the ‘7th Biennale of Architecture’ in Venice. Has received numerous prizes and recognitions on a national and international level, last being the ‘Special Distinction’ for three built works from the ‘EIA’_Hellenic Institute of Architecture in the ‘2008 Architectural Awards’.
In 2006 the review Architecture in Greece dedicated a monograph issue on his work and the same year a theoretical discourse on the architectural thoughts and pedagogical principles of Nikos Ktenàs, ‘Semplice / Complesso’, was published in Italian by +XM - iiriti editore.