Fredrik Nilsson

Professor at Architecture

Fredrik Nilsson is architect and professor of Architectural Theory at Chalmers, where he leads the strong research environment ‘Architecture in the Making’ in a national collaboration between the schools of architecture. He is also Chief Research Strategist at White Arkitekter, where he was Head of Research and Development 2007-2014.. Nilsson’s research is directed to developments in contemporary architecture, architectural theory and philosophy with special interest in the epistemology of architecture and interaction between theory, conceptual thinking and design practice. Important aims are contributions to reinforced exchange between research and architectural practice.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2017

Nordic Built – Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design (STED)

Liane Thuvander Method
Paula Femenias Building
Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Nordic Innovation

2011–2017

Architecture in the Making: Architecture as a Making Discipline and Material Practice

Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Frans Magnusson Method
Formas

2016–2019

Architectural Convertibles: Towards an alternative artistic approach to designing interactive architectural environments

Malgorzata Zboinska Method
Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Monica Billger Method
Swedish Research Council (VR)

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Publications

2016

AHA! festival 2016

Anna Maria Orru, Fredrik Nilsson, Peter Christensson et al
Other
2016

Brist på kunskap eller brist på överföring av kunskap?

Henriette Söderberg, Fredrik Nilsson,
På gång! CMB:s nyhetsbrev december 2016
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Chalmers School of Architecture. Emerging from Strong Profiles and Open Dialogues.

Fredrik Nilsson, Magnus Persson, Matts Heijl et al
Chalmers School of Architecture Yearbook 2016. History of Architecture. Questioning Architecture, p. 66-71
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2016

Creating Visions for the Future with a Brace against the Past

Fredrik Nilsson,
Chalmers School of Architecture Yearbook 2016. History of Architecture. Questioning Architecture, p. 6-7
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Chalmers School of Architecture Yearbook 2016. History of architecture. Qestioning architecture

Tabita Nilsson, Lotta Särnbratt, Fredrik Nilsson et al
Monograph, book - edited
2016

Arkitektonisk kunskap utforskad genom att göra och rekonstruera historiska artefakter

Fredrik Nilsson,
Stockholmsutställningen 1930 rekonstruerad, p. 11-25
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Exploring architectural knowledge by making and reconstructing historical artefacts

Fredrik Nilsson,
Reconstructing the Stockholm Exhibition 1930, p. 10-24
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Integrated networks of knowledge in architectural practice: Research as strategic tools for design and work culture of White Architects

Fredrik Nilsson, Marja Lundgren,
The Changing Shape of Practice. Integrating Research and Design in Architecture, p. 25-35
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Introduction: The changing shape of architectural practice and research

Fredrik Nilsson, Michael U. Hensel,
The Changing Shape of Practice. Integrating Research and Design in Architecture, p. xiv-xvii
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

The Changing Shape of Practice. Integrating Research and Design in Architecture

Michael U. Hensel, Fredrik Nilsson,
Monograph, book
2015

AHA! festival 2015

Anna Maria Orru, Peter Christensson, Claes Caldenby et al
Other
2015

Exploring Future Architecture - On the Threshold between Education, Research and Practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
Master's Theses Architecture , p. 4-5
Journal article - popular science
2014

AHA! festival 2014

Anna Maria Orru, Peter Christensson, Claes Caldenby et al
Other
2014

The Concept of the "Wheelchair"

Fredrik Nilsson,
Bricolage Truth - The Accident Issue (2)
Journal article - popular science
2014

Making as Architectural Thinking and Practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
Towards an Ecology of Tectonics. The Need for Rethinking Construction in Architecture, p. 82-97
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Design Education, Practice, and Research: On Building a Field of Inquiry

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Studies in Material Thinking. Vol. 11
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Research as a Driving Force for Change: On Triadic Practice in Architecture

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections (17), p. 15-27
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

'Doctorateness' in the Making Disciplines. What do experts say on the issue?

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Laila Fauske et al
4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates. 10th - 11th April 2014. Wales Millenium Center, Cardiff. Conference Proceedings
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Collaboration is not enough! What do architects and designers bring?

Fredrik Nilsson,
Collaboration: Organising for design impact and value. Transdisciplinary Design Research Symposium 2014
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

On the emergence of research by design and practice-based research approaches in architectural and urban design

H. Dunin-Woyseth, Fredrik Nilsson,
Design Innovation for the Built Environment: Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice, p. 37-52
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Making, Thinking, Knowing Architecture. Notes on Architecture as a Making Discipline and Material Practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
When Architects and Designers Write / Draw / Build / ? Essays on Architecture and Design Research, p. 126-147
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Knowledge in the Making. On Production and Communication of Knowledge in the Material Practices of Architecture

Fredrik Nilsson,
FORMakademisk. Vol. 6 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Architectural assemblages and materializations - Changing notions of tectonics and materiality in contemporary architecture

Fredrik Nilsson,
Structures and Architecture. Concepts, Applications and Challenges, p. 408-416
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Architectural Laborations. Setting up research as strategic tools in architectural practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
Knowing (by) Designing, p. 754-763
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Developing Making Scholarship. From Making Disciplines to Field-specific Research in Creative Practices

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Knowing (by) Designing, p. 40-49
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Emerging 'Doctorateness' in Creative Fields of Architecture, Art and Design. Some experiences from a Nordic-Belgian context

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Artistic Research Then and Now: 2004-13, p. 128-145
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Utveckling av "doctorateness" i kreativa fält av arkitektur, konst och design. Några erfarenheter från en nordisk-belgisk kontext

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Konstnärlig forskning då och nu - 2004-2013
Chapter in monograph, book
2012

Doctorateness in Design Disciplines. Negotiating Connoisseurship and Criticism in Practice-related Fields

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
FORMakademisk. Vol. 5 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Creating stronger awareness of traditional academic and "by design" scholarship. Investigating 'Doctorateness' in Belgium, Sweden and Norway

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections+ (16), p. 19-27
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2012

Building a culture of doctoral scholarship in architecture and design. A Belgian-Scandinavian case

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. Vol. 23 (1), p. 41-55
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Negotiating 'Doctorateness' in Practice-related Design Disciplines. Some Notes from a Scandinavian Perspective of Research Education

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates. Conference Proceedings
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

On the Emergence of Research by Design and Practice-based Reseach Approaches in Architectural and Urban Design

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Design Innovation for the Built Environment. Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice, p. 37-52
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

[ur ett pågående samtal] Om Arkitektur. Andra, omarbetade och utvidgade utgåvan.

Claes Caldenby, Fredrik Nilsson,
Monograph, book
2011

Kring 2000

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitekturteoriernas historia, p. 453-481
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

Research by Design: Progress in establishing field-specific research in architecture and design - an update on four national scenes

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections +15, p. 14-22
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2011

Building (Trans)Disciplinary Architectural Research - Introducing Mode 1 and Mode 2 to Design Practitioners

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism. Towards Hybrid Modes of Inquiry, p. 79-96
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

Det osynligas framträdande. Om form, formationer och formerande krafter

Fredrik Nilsson,
Passepartout. Vol. 17 (31), p. 45-62
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

An Emerging Research Culture – Building Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture and Design

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections +13
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2009

Building a culture of doctoral scholarship in architecture and design. A Belgian-Scandinavian case

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
UKCGE International Conference on Professional Doctorates
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

The Visible and the Invisible

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
2009

From Control to Design. Parametric/Algorithmic Architecture

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2009

Arkitektur av natur II

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2009

Visual thinking as bridge building – Testing a pedagogical concept, drawing some new insights

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections +9, p. 42-49
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2009

Words, Images, and Rhetoric. Communication and Production of Knowledge by Design

Fredrik Nilsson,
Communicating (by) Design: International Conference on Research and Practice in Architecture and Design, Brussels, Belgium, 15-17 April 2009, p. 115-125
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Industriell utveckling av arkitektur i Sverige

Fredrik Nilsson, Dan Engström,
Report
2008

Bilder av Framtidsstaden

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (2)
Journal article - popular science
2008

Far from Equilibrium

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
2008

The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal article - popular science
2008

Wheelchair

Fredrik Nilsson,
Crucial Words
Journal article - popular science
2008

Arkitektur av natur

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
2008

Some notes on practice-based architectural design research: Four ‘arrows’ of knowledge

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections +7
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2008

Architectural and Residential Visions – Tendencies and Strategies in European Architecture and Housing

Fredrik Nilsson,
Ways of Residing in Trans-Disciplinary Focus
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

New Technology, New Tectonics? - On Architectural and Structural Expressions with Digital Tools

Fredrik Nilsson,
Tectonics - Making Meaning. Conference Proceedings
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Innovativt bostadsbyggande? Om några tendenser i europeisk bostadsarkitektur

Fredrik Nilsson,
Bostadens rum
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2007

Tendenser i europeisk bostadsarkitektur

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2007

KM3. Excursions on Capacities

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (2)
Journal article - popular science
2007

Future Systems

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
2007

Tracing Eisenman

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
2007

Archipelago

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
2007

Forming Knowledge – On Architectural Knowledge and the Practice of its Production

Fredrik Nilsson,
The Unthinkable Doctorate, p. 241-250
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Architectural Objectiles – Architecture, form, meaning and experience in the digital era

Fredrik Nilsson,
Architecture & Phenomenology International Conference. Proceedings CD
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Design, Rhetoric, Knowledge – some notes on grasping, influencing and construction the world

Fredrik Nilsson,
Design Inquiries. The Second Nordic Design Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Bostadens rum. Chalmersarkitekter om bostadens kvalitéer

Ola Nylander, Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson et al
Monograph, book
2006

Om modet att utforska

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur, p. 21-29
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

Recension av 'Eero Saarinen'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'Hunch. Disciplines'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'Katsura: Imperial Villa'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'Losing the Plot'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'Frame and Generic Space'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'The Architecture of Hospitals'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Recension av 'China Contemporary'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Utforska med arkitektur. Transdisciplinaritet, arkitektonisk design och kunskapsproduktion

Fredrik Nilsson,
Utforskande arkitektur, p. 271-293
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

Thinking, Doing, Writing, Researching – The Brussels experiments in forms and processes of knowledge

Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth,
Reflections +3
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2006

Digitala förbindelser

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Monograph, book
2005

Recension av 'Verb Connections, Matters, Processing'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
2005

Recension av 'Massive Change'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
2005

Recension av 'Learning from Manhattan'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
2005

Architectural Design. A Strategy for Understanding

Fredrik Nilsson,
Building a doctoral programme in architecture and design, p. 120-125
Chapter in monograph, book
2005

Recension av 'Zaha Hadid Complete Works'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal/newspaper article
2005

Knowledge Production by Architectural Practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
Between Research and Practice. Dublin 2004 - Conference Proceedings / Grimes, Brendan
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Knowledge in Urban Situations and Architectural Design Practice

Fredrik Nilsson,
Life in the Urban Landscape. Integrating Urban Knowledge & Practice. Conference Proceedings
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Forming Knowledge - On Architectural Knowledge and the Practice of its Production

Fredrik Nilsson,
The Unthinkable Doctorate
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Arkitektur bortom det förutsägbara?

Fredrik Nilsson,
Report
2004

Rationell struktur med inre kvaliteter

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
2004

Transdisciplinarity and Architectural Design

Fredrik Nilsson,
Discussing Transdisciplinarity: Making Professions and the New Mode of Knowledge Production / Dunin-Woyseth, Halina, Nielsen, Liv Merete
Chapter in monograph, book
2004

Resanderum med elegant anslag och osäker detaljering

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Recension av 'Winy Maas/MVRDV: FiveMinutesCity'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Recension av 'Véronique Patteauw (red): Reading MVRDV'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Recension av 'Hunch 6/7'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (1)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Recension av 'FOA: Phylogenesis'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Philosophy and the Development of Architectural Thinking

Fredrik Nilsson,
Congress CATH - Philosophy of Architecture. Architecture of Philosophy
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Kylig elegans i väntan på värmande spår

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Arkitektur - från statiska objekt till diagrammatiska fält? Om form i ett digitaliserat arkitekturtänkande

Fredrik Nilsson,
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 17 (3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Piano spelar upp

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal article - popular science
2003

Virtualitet, nya media och arkitektonisk fom

Fredrik Nilsson,
Lychnos. Årsbok för idé och lärdomshistoria / Widmalm, Sven
Chapter in monograph, book
2003

Tro, hopp och Holland

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal/newspaper article
2003

Till efterkonstruktionens lov

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (2)
Journal/newspaper article
2003

Recension av 'Arkitekturkritik, Arkitekturmuseets årsbok 2002'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal/newspaper article
2003

Dagens utopier

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal/newspaper article
2003

Bygga arkitekturtänkanden. Tolkande, demonterande, aktivt konstruerande

Fredrik Nilsson,
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 16 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

På arkitekturens olympiad

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
2002

Recension av 'Archis & de Architect'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (2)
Journal article - popular science
2002

Recension av 'Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2002

Recension av 'Mutations'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2002

Recension av 'Bibliotek och arkitektur. Byggnader, rum, samlingar'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
2002

[ur ett pågående samtal] Om Arkitektur

Claes Caldenby, Fredrik Nilsson,
Monograph, book
2001

Komplext, avspänt och väsentligt

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal/newspaper article
2001

Från outsider mot allt högre höjder

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (20 november)
Journal/newspaper article
2001

Recension av 'Hem i förvandling'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (3)
Journal article - popular science
2001

Recension av 'Architecture of the Information Society'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Stora ambitioner med anonymt uttryck

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Ett holländskt framgångsrecept

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitekttidningen (10)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Recension av 'The Anaesthetics of Architecture'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (1)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Recension av 'Architectural Theory since 1968'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Recension av 'Arkitekturteorier'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
2000

Recension av 'The Socius of Architecture'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (6)
Journal article - popular science
1999

Att göra en plats

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (1)
Journal article - popular science
1999

Mer plats åt folket

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (4)
Journal article - popular science
1999

Hur modern är modern arkitektur

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (8)
Journal article - popular science
1999

Recension av 'Vi byggde Göteborg'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur, p. 3
Journal article - popular science
1999

Recension av 'Ecstacity. Ingångar till en ny urbanism'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal article - popular science
1999

Recension av 'Move'

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (7)
Journal article - popular science
1998

Arkitektur som matlagning

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (28 maj)
Journal/newspaper article
1998

Jag kom förbi ...

Fredrik Nilsson,
Arkitektur (5)
Journal/newspaper article
1998

Mångtydiga rum - Där verkligheter möts

Fredrik Nilsson,
Rummet på rymmen, p. 64-71
Chapter in monograph, book
1997

Vacker vardag

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (20 januari)
Journal/newspaper article
1997

Tävlingar har format Göteborg

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (2 mars)
Journal/newspaper article
1997

Arkitekturen skapar rum för lek med tiden

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (17 juni)
Journal/newspaper article
1997

Förändring och tradition

Fredrik Nilsson,
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning (4)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
1996

Hus som historisk handling

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (21 februari)
Journal article - popular science
1996

Arkitekten som gör historien synlig

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (25 februari)
Journal article - popular science
1996

Soleri på Chalmers

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (14 mars)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Våga bygg!

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (24 mars)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Arkitektur - långt ifrån bara hus

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (22 maj)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Jakten på förebilder

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (11 juni)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Korrugerad plast - ger himmelsk transparens i ny holländsk arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (1 oktober)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Ulvskog till insikt

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Tidningen (10 oktober)
Journal/newspaper article
1996

Tid för högteknologisk ekologi

Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (21 november)
Journal/newspaper article