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Mr Konstantinos Chalaris

Senior Lecturer

About

I am an architecture educator, design researcher and practitioner, bridging academic research and industry practice with a particular interest in sustainable design.

I have been practising architecture and design since my graduation from the Royal College of Art (2009). My projects have been widely published my clients include: The Design Council, British Gas, L'Oréal, as well as start-ups in the field of the Internet of Things.

I am currently head of third year of the Interior Design Course at Kingston School of Art, and have previously been studio leader for the MA Architecture at the University of Brighton and BA Interior Design course at Chelsea College of Art.

I am a Research Fellow for The Body Shop Innovation Catalyst a partnership with University of Brighton focused on increasing resource efficiency, enhancing product experience and cultivating brand value.

Areas of specialism

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Research
  • Enterprise

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • MA Architecture (RIBA Part II), Royal College of Art (2009)
  • BA(Hons) First Class Architecture (RIBA Part I), (2007)
  • BA(Hons) First Class Interior Design (2005)
  • Associate Degree in Tourism (1999)

Professional membership

Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Research

My research has evolved alongside teaching and design practice and integrates branded spatial and product experiences that position sustainable design in their core. As a Research Fellow at The Body Shop Innovation Catalyst (TBSIC), I have adopted the work by Professor Jonathan Chapman on emotionally durable design which encourages an approach to design where consumers develop emotional connections to long lasting products as a counter to the prevalent disposable product culture. Working in this partnership, I scope, research, test and deliver sustainable design propositions that support The Body Shop in increasing resource efficiency, closing material loops and enhancing product, material and brand value. Shaped in close partnership, these projects take a variety of forms; from research about materials, processes and packaging, to lighting, store design and customer experience. There are beneficial outputs both for the university community, as they are exposed into new processes and real world application, and vice versa for The Body Shop which benefits from cutting edge innovative strategies that they can use in order to enrich their business model.

Publications

Book Section:

Konstantinos Chalaris (2012) Michelle Galindo: Fashion Worlds, contemporary Retail Spaces. Switzerland : Braun Publishing AG. pp.96-97 ISBN 978-3-03768-103-9

Konstantinos Chalaris (2011) Gestalten & Lukas Feireiss: Utopia Forever Architecture & Interior, Visions of Architecture and Urbanism. Berlin, Germany: Gestalten. pp.218-219 ISBN: 978-3-89955-335-2

Konstantinos Chalaris (2007) John Thackara: Dott 07 wouldn't it be great if... London, United Kingdom: Design Council. pp. 27 & 48-49 ISBN978-1-904335-15-3

Print Press:

"A Touch Surreal," Interior Design Magazine New York, USA, June 2011, 73-74

"Global Style Design," Elle decoration Magazine, 2012, 74

"Fitting Tribute" Design Week Magazine, London, UK, 17

"News & Spots"Bob Magazine , Seoul,Korea , 136

"What's Happening, Notices Board," Mark Magazine, London, UK, 17

"150 Products 2011" Icon Magazine, London, UK, 152

Online Press:

Arch Daily : https://www.archdaily.com/70953/engineered-biotopes-piraeus-tower-2010-competition/

Design Boom: https://www.designboom.com/design/supernova-studio-kokoo-boutique/

Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/24/designer-christmas-cards-2013/

Exhibitions:

Houses of Parliament, Good Night Lamp / WORKSHOP, London 2013

The Science Museum, Good Night Lamp / WORKSHOP, London 2013

British Computing Society, Good Night Lamp / WORKSHOP, London 2013

Athinais Cultural Centre, Reforming The Urban Environment, Athens 2010

London Festival of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London 2008

Dott07 Design Festival, Newcastle 2007

Doors of Perception, New Delhi 2007

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