ArkDes Gallery

The first thing visitors to ArkDes, Sweden´s national centre for architecture and design, meet is the new exhibition room Deus ex machina, commonly called the Machine. It is centrally located in ArkDes main space and its directionless circular space with its clear midpoint accentuates, like a pin on a map, the importance of the space. The machine signals a long-awaited new start for ArkDes, where smaller, current and unconventional exhibitions find a space. The circular shape, in addition to its symbolism, is a result of the site's prerequisites, taking into account important sight lines and patterns of movement. As well as the ambition to create a fascinating exhibition space.