Hannes Frykholm is an architect (UC Berkeley and LTH, (MSc. Arch)), educator and researcher. He holds a PhD in architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His doctoral thesis, Building the City from the Inside, pushed the notion of interior urbanism out of its historical comfort zone to realign the concept with the urgent problems of the contemporary city, showing how the topic can inform design interventions and assertive action. He has been a practising architect in Sweden for ten years, and is a member of FyR Architects, a Stockholm- and Madrid-based architectural office. From 2022, he is the Rothwell Chair Postdoctoral Associate at The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, working together with Pritzker-winning French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal to develop new approaches to urbanism from the inside of large-scale housing projects.


Dr. Hannes Frykholm
(Born 11 May 1982)

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
Architecture Master degree, Arkitekt SAR/MSA
M.Sc. History of Ideas/M.Sc. Sociology

Rothwell Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Room 556, Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006  
+61 (0)427345600
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1490-8469

Higher education

2014-2020 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy
2006-2012 Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH), School of Architecture, Master of Architecture
2010-2011 University of California Berkeley, California, College of Environmental Design
2004-2006 Umeå University, Sociology, Master of Science
2001-2003 Umeå University, History of Ideas, Master of Arts

Work experience

2021-2023 Tutor, ARCH9040, Rothwell Research Studio: Living in the City, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

2022-2023, Guest lecturer: “Infrastructural Rituals” MSAUD Cornell AAP NYC; “Great Repair” Master Studio University of Melbourne School of Design, ARCH4008 University of Sydney ADP 

2018-2019 Studio teacher, Master level Year 4-5, Studio 8, “Infrastructural Love”, KTH School of Architecture

2019 Supervisor for thesis diploma students, Studio 8, KTH School of Architecture

2018-current Member of FyR Architects.

2017 Seminar teacher, “Introduction to Urban Economics” (AD2865), Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, KTH School of Architecture

2016-2020 PhD Researcher, KTH ABE Architectural Department, supervisors: Daniel Koch, Catharina Gabrielsson, and Roemer van Toorn.

2014-2016 Studio and seminar teaching at UMA Umeå School of Architecture, Master studio Laboratory of Sustainable Architectural Production (LSAP); Year 2 Design Studio “Inhabiting the Hinterland”, Year 1, “Theory and Communication”

2009-2022 Architect, Brunnberg & Forshed Arkitektkontor, Stockholm, involved as project designer and assistant architect in projects for SKB (Kv. Persikan, Stockholm), SSM (Kvarteret Trubaduren, Solna), NCC (Tollare Terrass & Tollare Marina, Nacka), etc.

Selected Publications

Frykholm, H., “‘A Village Stood on End’: Anthropology and the Interior of the Modernist Tower.” Fabrications Journal, 33:2.

Frichot H., Carbonell A., Frykholm H, & Karami S., (2022) ”Our Infrastructural Loves: Architectural Pedagogies of Care and Support”, Journal of Architectural Education, 76:2, 52-69.

Infrastructural Love: Caring for Our Architectural Support Systems,eds. Hélène Frichot, Adria Carbonell, Hannes Frykholm, Sepideh Karami(Birkhäuser: Basel, 2022).

“Regulating Affect: 6 Scenes from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles”, Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari, ed. Marko Jobst & Hélène Frichot, (Routledge: London, 2021).

Building the City from the Inside: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Los Angeles, Porto, and Las Vegas, PhD Diss. (KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Stockholm, 2020).

“Inside the Backside: On Infrastructures of Desire”, Civic Spaces of Desire, eds. Charles Drozynski & Diana Beljaars, (Routledge: London, 2019).

“Smooth Montage”, in After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architecture, eds. Hélène Frichot & Gunnar Sandin, (Actar: Barcelona, 2019).

“Den romerska stadsmurens föränderlighet”, Plan 2/3 2018, Stockholm, co-written with Clara Rodriguez Lorenzo.

“Detroit Archaeology Train”, drawing, The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge, ed. Manuel Lima, (Princeton Architectural Press: New York, 2017)

“Infrastructural Love”, Architecture & Feminism: Ecologies, Economies, and Technologies, ed. Frichot, Gabrielsson, Runting (Routledge: London, 2017) in collaboration with Olga Tengvall.

“Staging the Intermission”, Journal of Space Syntax 7/2 (2017).

"Toxic Asset Horror Cabinet", Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, Vol 3, (Blank Space: New York, 2016).

“Book review: Keller Easterling’s Extrastatecraft”, Arkitektur no 3 (2015: Stockholm).

“Stagehouse”, SOILED 4 (Chicago, 2013).

“Woolopolis”, Future Arquitecturas 39-40 (Madrid, 2013).

“Excavating Detroit: Archaeological Research Center”, Nordic Journal of Architecture 3(2012, Köpenhamn), 129.

"Woolopolis", Concept: Monthly Magazine of Architecture Vol. 161 (Seoul, 2012). w. Henry Stephens

"Scamscraper", Book of Mazes (Chile, 2012) w. Henry Stephens

Awards & Grants

2018 Arkitekturstipendiat, Swedish Institute, Rome, 4 months
2015 “JC Kempes Minnesfund” grant.
2014 Grant from Swedish Property Board (Statens Fastighetsverk) “Helgo Zettervall Fund” for research project “Rethinking Inlandsbanan”
2012 1st prize D3 Housing Tomorrow, International Competition, project title “Woolopolis” (in collaboration with Henry Stephens).
2011 Honor Award, UC Berkeley Circus CED Undergraduate Awards.


2023 “Lacaton & Vassal: Living in the City”, co-curator, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, 27 July – 23 September, 2023
2017 “Smooth Montage”, exhibition of drawings, Making Effect Resarc Exhibition at Arkdes, September 2017
2014 Venice Biennale Review Exhibition, UMA School of Architecture, Sept-Oct 2014
2012 ”Woolopolis”, D3 Housing Tomorrow, exhibition at Mississippi State University, School of Architecture, March 28th - April 20th 2012
2012 “Excavating Detroit: Archaeological research center, Detroit MI”, exhibition at Malmö Form/Design Center, June 16th – September 9th 2012
2011 “UC Berkeley Circus”, College of Environmental Design exhibition, UC Berkeley, March 3rd – 10th 2011

Selected Conferences (papers presented)

2022 “Embracing the Ground Floor: It’s the Life under Buildings that Will Come to Matter”, paper presented at AHRA conference “Building Ground for Climate Collectivism: Architecture after the Anthropocene”, The Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 17-19, 2022. Paper in collaboration with SECRETARY International.
2016 “Infrastructural Love”, paper presented at conference “Architecture & Feminism: Ecologies, Economies, and Technologies”, KTH School of Architecture, 17-19/11, 2016, in collaboration with Olga Tengvall.
2016 “Inside the Backside: On Infrastructures of Desire”, paper presented at conference “Spaces of Desire”, Cardiff University 30/6 – 1/7, 2016
2015 “Reflector”, paper presented at AHRA12 Syncretic Architecture (Plymouth, England), 11 – 13/6, 2015.
2014 “Future Fields for a Dissensual Architecture”, paper presented at Lanzhou New Area Symposium (Lanzhou New Area, China), 16-18/10, 2014