In Trondheim, Norway, there stands a building made up of uneven windows. From the outside, it looks like a wacky fun-house, but inside, it is a standard white cube fit for displaying amazing artwork. The gallery space, known as RAKE, was developed by four NTNU students who invited fellow architecture students from Trodheim, Oslo, and Bergen to materialize this idea.
The project's creative planning began in May and the group of architecture enthusiasts were ready to build in August. RAKE was physically assembled in twelve days, gaining many of the necessary constructing materials from a nearby building that was scheduled for demolition. The walls are made up of two layers of windows, the ceiling has three layers of doors, and the floors are composed of large wooden cubes made by a local farmer. The group's practices and methods of construction fit perfectly with the project's "reuse" theme, which hopes to prove that the reuse of items does not devalue a structure and can still be pleasing to the eye.
Since completion, the showroom has had its first art opening, featuring a collaboration between architect Fredrik Lund and artist Anne-Karin Furunes. How wonderful for art to fill a beautiful work of art, especially at night when the space illuminates against the urban backdrop. What a sight to see!