• Publications

    With more than 30 essays published over a 13 year period, Kaltenbach's critical writing has focused on the exploration of the unique spatial and temporal conditions found in the design of Japan. His essays appear regularly in the Dutch architecture magazine MARK and the Australian design magazine AR.

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  • Stories from the Camera, edited by Michele M. Penhall, "Echo Mirror" by Christopher Kaltenbach

Stories from the Camera:
Reflections on the Photograph
Edited by Michele M. Penhall
Published by
University of New Mexico Press

"Echo Mirror"
essay on the photograph "#301, Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, 1980"
by Hiroshi Sugimoto

  • INSECTUM: speculative design interventions, interdisciplinary design at NSCAD University

INSECTUM:
speculative design interventions
interdisciplinary design at
NSCAD University
by Christopher Kaltenbach
with Christopher Majka
Afterword by Dr. Rudi Meyer
Published by NSCAD University

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR #135

AR (Architectural Review Asia Pacific ) #135. 2014. p 52

“The inherent state of the kigumi lattice”
architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Sunny Hills Cake Shop, Aoyama
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR #130

AR (Architecture Review Asia Pacific) #130. 2013. pp 76–83

"A Retreat from Tokyo: mastering the French ruse au Japon"
architects: MIKAN
private house in Jingumae
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #43

MARK #43. 2013. pp 44-45

"Natural Sticks II"
architect: Masaki Endoh, EDH Endoh Design House
private house in Nakameguro
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #39

MARK #39. 2012. pp 34–35

"OMOHARA Forest"
architect: Hiroshi Nakamura
Tokyu Plaza in Omotesando/Harajuku
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR #128

AR (Architecture Review Asia Pacific) #128. 2012. pp 72–77

"Regerminating the City"
architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach AR (Architecture Review Asia Pacific). #126

AR (Architecture Review Asia Pacific). #126. 2012. pp 88–93

"On the Grid"
architect: Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow Wow) design lab
Environmental Energy Innovation Building
at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #34

MARK #34. 2011. pp 174–183

"NEST / 巣 : an Ideogram for the Inhabitation of a House"
architect: UID architects / Keisuke Maeda
Nest (private house)
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #33

MARK #33. 2011. pp 148–157

"Where Butterflies Rest"
architect: Takashi Fujino /
Ikimono Architects
Tenjinyama Atelier (office of architecture practice)
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #27

MARK #27. 2010. pp 150–159

"An Open Framework
for a New Communal Spirit"
architects: ON Design / Osamu Nishida & Erika Nakagawa
Yokohama Apartments
Yokohama, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #61

(inside) Australian Design Review #61. 2010.

"The Nature of Geometry: An Exercise in Reverse Engineering a Methodology"
exhibition review: "Element"
by Cecil Balmond
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach /  MARK #26

MARK #26. 2010. pp 72–83

"Where Stringless Marionettes Rest"
architect: UID architects / Keisuke Maeda
Bisque Doll (private house)
Osaka, Japan

  • (inside) Australian Design Review #60: cover

(inside) Australian Design Review #60. 2010. pp 86–91

"A New Formula for the Accommodation
of Codes: The 9h Capsule Hotel"
designers: Design Studio S /
Fumie Shibata
(collaboration with Masaaki Hiromura &
Takaaki Nakamura
Kyoto, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / MARK #22

MARK #22. 2009. pp 44–45

"Shaping the Raw Material of Faith"
architect: Taira Nishizawa
Church Sun-Pu
Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #57

(inside) Australian Design Review #57. 2009. pp 72–75

"The Modality of a Crystalline Intelligence"
designer: Tokujin Yoshioka
SWAROVSKI flagship store
Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architecture Review Australia) #109

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #109. 2009. pp 22–24

"The Shape of Things to...be put on Hold:
preparing a Trend for Recession"
exhibition review:
New Trends of Architecture
in Europe and Asia-Pacific, 2008-2010
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #53

(inside) Australian Design Review #53. 2008. pp 24–26

"Fetishizing Hope for a Hydro-Centric Life"
exhibition review: Water
21_21 Design Sight
Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architectural Review Australia) #105

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #105. 2008. pp 34–37

"Reading into the New "Real""
architect: Toyo Ito
Tama Art University Library
Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architectural Review Australia) #104

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #104. 2008. pp 32–36

"Taken for a Ride on BP's Greencurve"
architects: Office dA
Helios House
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architectural Review Australia) #103

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #103. 2007. pp 32–36

"Waiting for the Revolution to Surface"
architects: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • C. Kaltenbach / MANIFEST, RMIT University

"Manifest"
by Christopher Kaltenbach and
Ross McLeod
The Sensuous Intellect, edited by Ross McLeod, pp 85–95.
Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, 2006.

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architectural Review Australia) #097

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #097. 2006. pp 39–40

"Mitaka Lofts: Arakawa & Gins"
architects: Arakawa & Gins
Mitaka Lofts
Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #40

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #40, 2005.

"Pining for a New Landscape Paradigm"
research initiative review:
Project For Reclamation Excellence (PREX)
Alan Berger, Harvard University

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #36

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #36. 2005.

"The Currency of Tradition"
architect: Masamichi Katayama / Wonderwall
Restaurant Tanga
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #36

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #36. 2005.

"hhstyle.com"
business review: hhstyle.com
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / AR (Architectural Review Australia) #092

AR (Architectural Review Australia) #092. 2005. pp 28–30

"Expo O5 Aichi: Pass the hundreds and thousands coated tofu"
architects: Mikan, FOA, Kikutake Kiyonori
World Expo 2005
Aichi, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / Décosterd and Rahm Distortions

"Looping Décosterd and Rahm's Feedback Interiority"
Décosterd and Rahm Distortions:
FRAC CENTRE , éditions HYX. 2005.

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #39

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #39. 2005. p. 32

"Keitai City"
architecture competition review:
Keitai City
sponsored by NTT DoCoMo
Tokyo, Japan

DRUS photography: Christopher Kaltenbach

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #33

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #33. 2004. p 34

"Katamari Damacy"
video game review: 塊魂 /
Katamari Damashii
NAMCO
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #33

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #33. 2004. pp 68–69

"Ross Lovegrove: Where does love grow when the user is absent?"
product designer review
London, England

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #31

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #31. 2004. pp 136–139

"Naoto Fukasawa:
Looking for the Imperceptible"
product designer review
Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #30

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #30. 2004. pp 118–125

"Louis Vuitton, Roppongi Hills"
architect: Jun Aoki
Louis Vuitton boutique, Roppongi Hills
Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #29

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #29. 2003. pp 154–156

"Marukan:
The Japan Industrial Design Association exhibition on Eco Design"
exhibition review: Marukan
OZONE
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #29

(inside) Interior Review Magazine #29. 2003. p 62

'Moth Design'
product design collaborative review
Melbourne, Australia

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #26

(inside) Australian Design Review #26. 2003. pp 42–44

"Soft"
architects: If this, then...
stage design and
theatre performance review /
Back to Back theatre
Melbourne, Australia

  • C. Kaltenbach / (inside) Australian Design Review #24

(inside) Australian Design Review #24. 2002. pp 78–83

"Globe HQ"
architect: Daniel Seyd / Insite
Globe Corporate Headquarters
Melbourne, Australia