RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

The showroom RAKE is the latest addition to Trondheim’s art landscape. It is the result of a student workshop in which thirty students from the architecture schools of Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen joined forces to design and construct this new exhibition space for art and architecture.

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

A majority of the materials used in the construction of the room came from a nearby office building set for demolition. This reveals the theme and guiding principle behind the project: Reuse. Reuse as in using old materials, but just as importantly; when utilizing new ones, doing this in a manner that allows the process to continue.

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE is the brainchild of four students from NTNU, who invited their peers to participate in their creative endeavour. These architects-in-the-making met for the first time in May, and proceeded to work out the specifics of what is now RAKE. Throughout the project Tyin Architectural Firm, architect August Schmidt and artist Charlotte Rostad were at hand to offer input and assistance.

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

In August the colleagues and collaborators met again, this time hammers and nails replaced pen and paper. In twelve days they built an exhibition space which cannot help but induce curiosity; its walls consisting of two layers of reused windows, and the ceiling – three layers of doors. Yet, the most unique feature of the room may be its floor, made out of massive wooden cubes crafted by a local farmer. While a number of RAKE’s features are ‘outside the box’, its interior space is a traditional white cube, ready to display works by both national and international artists and architects.

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

Through this project the students wanted to contribute to Trondheim’s cultural scene and show that the reuse of materials can lead to a both inspirational and aesthetically pleasing construction. The showroom is run by local artists and architects, and the first show opened on the 9th of September – a collaboration between architect Fredrik Lund and artist Anne-Karin Furunes.

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

RAKE visningsrom (RAKE Showroom) in Trondheim, Norway

Project data:

Project name: RAKE visningsrom

Architects: TreStykker2011 (Student workshop)

Building size: 6x8x4m

Location: Trondheim, Norway

Completion date: 13.08.2011

Photographer: Marius Waagaard

 

3 Comments

  • Reply October 26, 2011

    Duke

    I love it, and the space is quite becoming. I do have to nag, the exposed faux-joist system seems a mockery. The intended effect appears to be of 1″x16″ timbers, but of course 1″x(anything other than exposed steel)” would be too flimsy for structural support. I understand the intended effect, but if it didn’t appear so “laminate/patch/splice” upon first glance… I’d have been a potential buyer.

  • Reply October 26, 2011

    xtiaan

    wow! very cool.

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Axel Borhaven

    Tommelen opp!!!

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