Friday, June 29, 2007

Sparks: Tunnel Vision

In 2005 sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck transformed two Houston area homes into a spiraling vortex of awesome. Utilizing the structures' existing siding, the artists created a funnel-shaped hole that led users in walking upright...only to leave them crawling out the other side. The installation was made possible because the buildings were slated for demolition, which also sadly means this project has come and gone. (via designboom)

5 comments:

odacrem said...

dang, that is amazing

Anonymous said...

These weren't actually two homes. In fact, it was one building, the Art League of Houston. After this project had been up for a while, they demolished it to build the new, severely modern Art League building.

jaime said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks - The press release I read referred to it as "two Art League houses." The realease can be found at: http://www.artleaguehouston.org/InversionPressRelease.htm

charlene said...

That's amazing! It's like a Gordon Matta-Clark moment. The new building is awesome too.

Jocelyn Durston said...

'a spiralling vortex of awesome'.

now that's awesome! super cool project and what a fabulous line - love it!