Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is an architect and urban designer, at the Chair of Marc Angélil, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
She has been involved in research and teaching since 2011 and is completing a doctoral degree on Food and Territories, with Egypt as case study. She directed the cycle on Egypt (2014-16) of the MAS in Urban Design, investigating formal and informal urban dynamics of Cairo. She obtained Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2008.
She studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marseille and Technische Universität in Vienna. While doing her internship with the firm Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, she was part of the European Central Bank Competition team. Her diploma “a Women Social Centre in Baghdad”, obtained in 2003 magna cum laude, tackled political and social involvements of architecture. A graduated architect, she collaborated with several offices (Rudy Ricciotti, Dipol Landscape Architects, OOS). In India, she worked with Balkrishna Doshi at Sangath.
Apart from her architectural practice, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes co-funded OMNIBUS, an urban research laboratory focused on trans-disciplinary metropolitan explorations, with Noboru Kawagishi. She has lectured and taught workshops at the Architectural Foundation in London, the Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York, the University of Ss. Cyrill & Methodius in Skopje, the University of Seville, Hong Kong University, ZhdK, FCL Singapore, and with the AA Visiting School in Alexandria, Egypt.
She is co-editor of Housing Cairo-The Informal Response and The Book, The School, The Town with Marc Angéli and Something Fantastic (2016, 2013, Ruby Press), and has published articles in magazines including AD, San Rocco, TRANS, MAS Context, Tracés, and Horizonte.