Kristina Fridh


Kristina Fridh
08-450 4260
Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication / Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
Kristina Fridh is Professor in Interior architecture. She has a Master of Architecture degree and a doctoral degree in Architecture from the Department of Architecture, Chalmers and has also studied interior architecture at Konstindustriskolan, today HDK-Valand. Kristina’s doctoral thesis “Japanska rum” (Japanese Rooms) was reworked into a book which was published in 2004. Previously, she has worked as a lecturer in design specialization spatial design, researcher and director of studies for doctoral education. Kristina has been the project leader for two artistic research projects funded by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), Artistic Research. “The Materiality of the Surface” 2006–09, in collaboration with the designer Thomas Laurien, focused on the use of various materials connected to different cultures’ conceptions of space, with references to Swedish and Japanese Architecture, and the exploratory work with building glass through their own design work. The research project was presented in the form of an exhibition at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg and in a book “Ytans materialitet” (The Materiality of the Surface). In the later research project “Urban Materiality – Towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design” 2016–20, the focus was on textile architecture. The project was a collaboration with The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås and Chalmers/Architecture. In the project, interior and exterior change places, and facades are dressed with textile modules which can improve the acoustic qualities in urban environments that are burdened with unwanted noise. The project, was, among other references, presented in an exhibition at Form/Design Center in Malmö in 2019, see Textile Architecture - Form/Design Center (, and the work continues in building a platform for joint collaborations in textile architecture. Publications and exhibitions see in DIVA, Kristina Fridh.

Publications, artistic output and conference papers