The Inversion House

 - Sep 11, 2008   Updated: Jun 22 2011
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This artful architecture can look either like a brilliant museum display or a run-down shack depending on your perspective.

Dan Havel and Dean Ruck of Art League Houston created this "Inversion" in 2005, out of two 1920s houses that were slated for demolition. Coincidentally, these houses served as classrooms for the Art League Houston.

Perhaps the most impressive attribute was that this was completed in a four-week period.

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