The now-glimmering interior of the former house at 6822 Rowan Ln. in Sharpstown is open to the public as of this weekend, and will be for the next 2 months — up until the scheduled demolition of the heavily fire-damaged 3-bedroom structure. Demolition artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck (who these days sign their work as Havel Ruck Projects) recently converted the condemned building into another tunnel-through-the-living-room-style temporary art piece, though with much sharper lines than their previous Inversion House. Last Saturday’s opening reception for the new place (which is actually called Sharp) is part of the October-November-straddling Sculpture Month Houston campaign (which is setting up promotional events for other art installations around town through November 19, if you’re interested).
The pentagonal hole in the front of the structure matches the outline of the knocked-out front windows, as seen in these pre-conversion-but-post-fire listing photos of the demo-bound house:
At the end of the tunnel (which is constructed from plywood covered in copper foil), the pentagonal opening is . . . well, inverted:
Here’s a shot with a few variously-sized visitors for scale:
- Events [Sculpture Month Houston]
- 6822 Rowan Ln. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Why Stacked Wall Portions of 3 Demolished Houses Are Gathering in a Montrose Art Gallery; Houston Demo Artists Sue Honda for Copying Their Vortex-Sucking House Plan; Houston Building Permits Will Turn This House into Art — Tonight; Explosive Fifth Ward Bungalow Bandshell Just About Ready for Its Breakout Jam Session; Given and Taken: The Hole in the House and the Museum Piece; DeLuxe Theater Breakaway Sculptors: All They Want for Christmas Is Some 117 Siding; Does Your Home Belong in a Museum?
Photos: Havel Ruck Projects (Sharp), HAR (original house)