FREDRIK SKÅTAR
I am a Swedish architect and designer, based in Berlin. My work revolves around sculpting; from 3-dimensional, parametric models to their conversion into real projects.
My skills and my work can be described as multifaceted and interdisciplinary. Since several years I design objects (lights, tables and sculptures) and work with interior design and art— and museum-exhibitions. I have also worked with traditional architectural projects and I have conducted several graphic design / corporate identity projects. I have exhibited and held talks/lectures about my work since almost ten years, both commercially and academically.
Another part of my work is being a consultant for other companies, in the field of design in its vastest sense, from culture to industry. That is, when complex digital geometries are needed or when there are questions regarding how to construct and produce a specific design idea, I can present solutions swiftly based on my experience.
I am an expert in using Grasshopper for Rhinoceros and a large range of other software. Also, I am very experienced in the field of digital fabrication and have a vast network of manufacturers at hand, both traditional and high-tech.
During the years, I have worked with challenging and exciting projects for renowned artists, exhibition designers, lighting designers, architectural offices and the automotive industry.
CONTACT | fredrik (a) skatar.com | +49 177 896 85 87 | LinkedIn
WORK EXPERIENCE
2010—today: Founder
Skåtar Architecture & Design, Berlin, Germany
2018—today: Tutor, parametric design
Anhalt University (Bauhaus), Dessau, Germany
2012—2017: PhD researcher
LTH School of Architecture, Lund, Sweden
Research area: Architecture and computation
2007—2010: Architect, Project manager, Lead designer and Graphic designer
Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH, Berlin, Germany
2005—2006: Architect
Tema Architects, Uppsala, Sweden
EDUCATION
1999—2005: Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
2004: Architecture, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2002: Architecture, ENSAPLV, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France
1997—1998: Fine arts, Wiks Folkhögskola, Wik, Sweden
GRANTS
2009, 2010 and 2012: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, funding of art and architectural projects
2009 and 2012: The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Tengbom Foundation and Mortner Foundation, funding of architectural projects
2012: Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation, funding for academic research
LECTURES, TALKS, SEMINARS
2012—2018
“Upgraded tools—ideas and skills rather than digital design”. At TU-Berlin, organized by Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft
“Parametrically generated patterns”, Seminar, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
The projects of Fredrik Skåtar. Lecture. Lund University, Lund, Sweden
“Nature and design”. Lecture. Olympus Photography Playground, Opernwerkstätten, Berlin, Germany
ResArc research platform. A series of courses, symposiums and conferences. Held at Lund University, Lund, and Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
WORKSHOPS
2012—2018
Form workshop, master level, Grasshopper 3d modelling. Held weekly at Anhalt University (Bauhaus), Dessau, Germany. Approx. 20 participants.
Grasshopper 3d modelling for the automotive industry, commissioned by Technicon
Grasshopper 3d modelling. Workshop for master level architecture students. Held at 6 separate occasions at Lund University, Lund. Approx. 30 participants.
Rhinoceros3d and prototyping workshop. Held at 5 separate occasions at Lund University, Lund. Approx. 80 participants.
Adobe CS/CC and graphic design workshop. Held at 3 separate occasions at Lund University, Lund. Approx. 80 participants.