Fredrik Frendin (He/Him)
After completing his undergraduate degree at the Mac and conducting his part 1 year out in Stockholm, Fredrik returned to finish his part 2 qualification. Communicating complex architectural ideas in a both efficient and aesthetically pleasing manner is a process which has intrigued Fredrik throughout his years in university. Through exploring a variety of methodologies he has established a comprehensive set of skills to ground his ideas, develop his designs and communicate his proposals in an effective way.
The Ruin And The Garden
The Half Stepped House
The lines between labour and domesticity are blurring. The monumental influence of The Online is starting to seep in to our culture to a degree which is seriously altering how we conduct our daily life. This proposal is one that is not trying to go against this paradigm shift, but rather dance with it.The architecture is one of non-determinant adaptability. What is in the foreground is the type of life the inhabitants choose to live, not one which the dwelling is forcing on to them. The design is in the background.
With the half step as the key architectural gesture, the spaces are divided in a psychological way, rather than physical. The inhabitants can choose whether they want a certain space for domestic or labor purposes, and how much of the living space they want to divide, with the methods they themselves prefer. The only constants are the service cores, with which bathrooms and kitchens are connected. With the half-stepped apartment, one can choose how much of one’s living space is dedicated to labour or domesticity.
Axonometrics In Context
Fredrik was in his fourth year part of the editorial team for MacMag45, a student led publication celebrating the work, thought and life of students and staff at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. His primary role was to was overseeing the layout, visual identity and consistency of the magazine.