Published on October 7, 2007
Section Architecture / Interior Design
Imagine how many people would have been drawn into art classes if the outside of Art League Houston had looked like this in the first place
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck called this tunnel “Inversion” and saw it as a celebration of the old space that had once housed art classes. Just before these houses were demolished to clear the site for a coffee house, they peeled off the exterior wood and recycled it into this awesome art installation. Locals knew the buildings and the classes they’d housed, but suddenly the sight drew in more attention. Kids and adults climbed in from off the streets to get lost in the stunning vortex of wood scraps.
Unfortunately, when the houses were finally demolished, so too was the tunnel.