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Slide PENTAKIS LIGHT
60 triangular aluminium plates joined by minimal steel connections to optimise the length of the light slots
DOUBLE PYRAMID TABLE
two intersecting wireframe pyramids create a complex geometrical structure
ICOSAHEDRON LIGHT
20 triangular aluminium plates joined by minimal steel connections to optimise the length of the light slots
ASTROHEDRON
a series of geometrical structures that can be dismantled and rearranged
WAVE TABLE
two intersecting wireframe pyramids create a complex geometrical structure
VIBRATION MIRROR
two intersecting wireframe pyramids create a complex geometrical structure
OBJECTS

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Slide WATER CEILING
Competition for a new entrance of a university in Sweden. A topographical sculpture as ceiling
FJORD CENTER
Competition: new visitor’s center, Jøssingfjord, Norway. Large tilted windows frame specific views of the immense surrounding landscape
HAFENCITY HAMBURG
A proposal for the the still undeveloped Baakenhafen docks in the city center. Cooperation with AMF
WELTRAUM
Competition for a temporary installation: a micro-universe, with stars at their exact 3d-positions
VERTICAL WAVE
two intersecting wireframe pyramids create a complex geometrical structure
SERLACHIUS MUSEUM EXTENSION
Three large exhibition halls enclosed by a glassed pathway, were placed in the park landscape.
ACIS
Proposal for an Arabic Cultural Institute in Stockholm
K.K.
Competition for a museum extension in Kalmar, Sweden
ARCHITECTURE

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a selection of Fredrik Skåtar's drawings, often focusing on geometry
FIBONACCI SPIRALS
drawings that explore the harmony of logarithmic spirals
COMPOSITION OF TRIANGLES
a temporary installation made by paper, based on a geodesic drawing
WORKSHOPS WAVE DRAWINGS
drawings of water shapes and motion

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Slide ROOM FOR RUNNING GHOSTS
Construction and planning of Ivana Franke's art piece in the inneryard of a Croatian hotel
CASTLE GOTTORF
competition for a new museum extension.
Consulting for Ralph Appelbaum Associates
HOTEL STUE BERLIN
parametric construction of Ch. Schneider-Moll's art piece in the lobby of a Berliner hotel
HAUS DER GESCHICHTE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
proposal for a new interactive exhibition about the region.
Consulting for Phocus Brand Contact
SCHÜTZENMUSEUM
exhibition design.
Consulting for Art+Com
LEIBNIZ - BESTE WELTEN
object design for Leibniz Gemeinschaft in collaboration with Novamondo
LIGHT BRIDGES
planning and prototyping for a series of light installations under Berlin's bridges.
Consulting for Lichttransfer
PROJECTS AT STUDIO OLAFUR ELIASSON

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Slide PROJECT COURSES
Fredrik Skåtar has created a series of courses that stretch over one or two academic semesters. These follow his design philosophy of striving for a symbiosis between artistic expression, technology and function/application. Additionally, they aim for taking all scales into account.
EVALUATION
Comments from students
TOWNHOUSE DESIGN
architecture project for bachelor and master students
LIGHT
exploring geometry, technology and materials for novel light ideas
WORKSHOPS OASIS
a course / project where one small scale engagement automatically brings about discussion about a larger scale. In order to revitalise a forgotten corner in the city, students create a catalyst which has a positive effect locally and city-wide.

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mediating your idea fast and clear: This workshop teaches its participants how to assemble the best pieces of a project into a simple visual and verbal presentation, primarily using Photoshop and InDesign
It has been part of the curriculum at LTH School of architecture.
VIDEO TUTORIALS
- online repititions of workshop lectures
FORM WORKSHOP
a goal-oriented course designed to be given weekly, over one semester. The main focus is parametric design, integrating Grasshopper into the design process.
It has been part of the curriculum at LTH School of architecture and at the faculties of design and architecture in Dessau
AUTOMOTIVE
workshops on Grasshopper parametric design, custom-made for the automotive industry
Until now, it has been given at Hyundai and Volkswagen
WORKSHOPS FORM / TRANSFORM / TRANSCRIBE
a one week crash course on geometry and digital design (primarily using Rhinoceros). Students transform platonic solids into their own polyhedral design and finally put these into a context
It has been part of the curriculum at LTH School of Architecture, the Departments of Design and DIA in Dessau
EVALUATION
Comments from students
WORKSHOPS
Fredrik Skåtar has created goal-oriented workshops that can be given weekly or as a crash course over 5 or 10 days. The main ambition is to integrate digital design methods into the participants' design processes.

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Slide “Upgraded tools—ideas, skills and tradition in the AI-age”. September 2019, Nox Consulting, Berlin LECTURES
Fredrik Skåtar's current lectures, given at universities and to private clients
“Flemish diamond—visions for architectural awareness” 2020, Style Scandinavia, Stockholm

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Slide BRUSSELS
The Belgian capital is still deeply affected by its Brusselization but the city is in constant change, especially in the areas adjacent to its canal.
STUTTGART
the widely debated infrastructure project Stuttgart21 is taking form. How will this change the region? The city offers a wide range of architectural highlights; from Weissenhof to Porsche and Mercedes.
BERLIN
What has changed since the divided city united? Which are its future plans?
FIELD TRIPS
on site, closer look at city planning and architecture in selected European cities. Organised regularly for architectural, engineering and real-estate companies. We meet with architects and developers of selected projects.
In close collaboration with Style Scandinavia
FIELD TRIPS GHENT
the stunning Flemish city offers a unique variety of both old and new architecture. In the years to come, several new small and large developments are planned.
ANTWERP
The city of Antwerp has Europe's perhaps most innovative city planning concept, developed by Secchi Viganò. This, along with the Bouwmeester system creates sustainable architecture for the future.

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Slide UPGRADED TOOLS
a summary of Fredrik Skåtar's research.
RESEARCH
Fredrik Skåtar's research is also the philosophy of his studio. Both are grounded in an attitude towards architecture and design which can be described as traditional and at the same time it embraces contemporary technology; artistic expression, functionality and context are to be realised through the most efficient technology available - a view which is not as self-evident as it might seem.
FIELD TRIPS PARAMETRIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Fredrik Skåtar continuously researches on geometrical solutions to design problems, foremost aided by Grasshopper for Rhinoceros 3d

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February 2020: Fredrik Skåtar is a new guest professor at Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano, Italy February 2020: Fredrik Skåtar is a new guest professor at Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano, Italy September 2019: Fredrik Skåtar conducts two field trips to Belgium in collaboration with Style Scandinavia photo by Stefan Gustafsson July 2019: Fredrik Skåtar's students exhibit at Dessau Design Schau February-May 2019: Fredrik Skåtar conducts Workshops about parametric design at Volkswagen, Wolfsburg, Germany January 2019, New work:
Double Pyramid Table
February 2019: Fredrik Skåtar's students exhibit their work at Dessau Design Schau 2019 at
Faculty of Design, Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany.
October 2018: Fredrik Skåtar is a new lecturer at
Faculty of Design, Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany.
October 2018: Fredrik Skåtar organises a networking- and study-trip with Structor in Antwerp and Brussels, in collaboration with Style Scandinavia. Photo of Nieuw Zuid model at Triple Living September 2018: Fredrik Skåtar conducts Workshops about parametric design at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Rüsselsheim, Germany September 2018: Fredrik Skåtar organises a networking- and study-trip with Structor in Stuttgart, in collaboration with Style Scandinavia. Photo of the building site of Stuttgart21. August 2018, Automotive industry: Fredrik Skåtar conducts experiments using parametric design at Technicon Design, Cologne, Germany
NEWS

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Slide Fredrik Skåtar is a Swedish architect SAR/MSA based in Berlin. Since 2010, his studio Skåtar Architecture & Design (www.skatar.com) creates design objects and architecture. Common threads in his work are geometry, sculpture, proportions and above all, the symbiosis between three classical facets of artistic expression, technology and function.

The design studio is an expert in algorithmic 3d-modelling (using Grasshopper), visualisation, corporate identity development, digital fabrication and project management. These are services offered to other architects, engineers and artists. Since 2005, the studio has collaborated with renowned international clients, realising their ideas.

Fredrik has been a lecturer and researcher since 2012 and has worked at Lund University, Dessau Institute for Architecture, Dessau Department of Design and at Free University of Bolzano. He regularly also holds lectures and conducts workshops for companies from the architectural and automotive sector. From 2007-2010, he was a project manager at Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin and 2005-2007, he worked for Tema Architects in Sweden.

Fredrik Skåtar studied oil painting and sculpture at Wik, Sweden, and architecture at ENSAPLV in Paris, UdK in Berlin and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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About Fredrik Skåtar
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Slide Contact contact(a)skatar.com
+49(0)30.397.280.10
Zehdenicker Strasse 20
10119 Berlin, Germany

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