Last year, artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, most famous for their mind-bending Tunnel House, gave the Houston community one incredibly cool place to see free concerts. Officially opened on October 1, 2011, 5th Ward Jam looks like an imploded barn but is actually a "ready-to-be-knocked down house" that's been completely redone. (If you can call it that.) Unlike the Tunnel House, Jam has multiple vortexes, not just one, which means it twists and turns like crazy.
According to Swamplot, "Those are new 2x4s taking the place of the interior walls. On the outside, there’s repurposed siding, shiplap, flooring, door jams, door and window trim, and 'any piece of 1x we could get our hands on,' reports Havel. Some of it came from the house itself, but most of it came from other teardowns in the Fifth Ward — and the city’s ReUse Warehouse."
A few photographers based in the Houston area captured the strange-looking structure, as it was being made, and have posted their photos on Flickr. You may want to make a trip to see the artwork before it's gone. As Chron reports, "Jam is supposed to last about two years before time and termites take their toll. "
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