Tunnel House

tunnel inversion house

Isn’t it great how creativity kicks in when times running out. Take for example this incredible and beautiful installation by artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck a few months before this house was to be demolished…. I’m guessing they saw any opportunity to do something freaking crazy cool to a space that was going to be destroyed and turned this old house into a trippy wooden warp zone! More pics after the jump.(including whats at the end of the tunnel)
via hemmy
A few pics via Kevin Omara

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tunnel inversion house
tunnel inversion house

tunnel inversion house

tunnel inversion house
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tunnel inversion house
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tunnel inversion house

tunnel inversion house

150 Responses to “Tunnel House”

  1. aka Abraham Bacoln Says:

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  2. LEERNICHT Says:

    Woohaaaa! Vette shit ouwe! Zwaar wapperdiewapsieflap en master! Moeilijk gaaf witte wel! I SURE DO LOVE TUNNELS!

  3. Shpetim Says:

    It is just halucinogenic

  4. ron Says:

    Not seen this before looks dangerous but that’s probably part of the fun. In the uk
    they would ban it on safety grounds!

  5. Julian Says:

    Oh! So that’s where that mini-black hole I was tracking went!

  6. Yakkle Says:

    How am i gonna find my stash now ??! huh!?

  7. dan yyyyy Says:

    that is freaking awesome. they should make more of them

  8. dan yyyyy Says:

    people this is cool

  9. Mrs. Brittenham's third graders Says:

    WOW!! We cannot believe how cool this house is! We decided to check out your site because we read a story about Frank Lloyd Wright and we learned about his life by reading his biography. We learned he was an architect! We think it would be awesome to visit that house and a slip and slide down and slip through it! We think you should build more of these!

    March 12, 2008

  10. Mara Says:

    Wow! Cool house! Is the house still going to be torn down, or are they going to let it stand as either art or an obvious playground?

  11. script star crew Says:

    WoW!amazing and yea..it is trippy enough!

  12. Max Trevor Says:

    yeah man. shit. this is amazing

    how could anyone demolish this! they should build a museum around it.

  13. Pauline Says:

    Great Work — were they tripping!!! lots of splinters.

  14. Top 10 Lists Says:

    This looks like something out of Poltergeist, but even cooler since no movie magic was used.

  15. Tiffa Says:

    Q cojon es eso?¿ O.O

  16. luis Says:

    esta muy bueno, la percepcion es como de traspaso a otra dimension , la idea esta genial ojala aca en chile se hagan intervenciones asi. felicitaciones

  17. Mattress Says:

    great post, that house looks cool to visit but never to live. it really does look like something out of the movie poltergeist =)

  18. Product Reviews Says:

    Very cool. The things people come up with.

  19. bobbyjoe Says:

    too cool

  20. John Hendricks Says:

    This is really cool. Another example of the fun things that can be done in the architecture world, even if it is just for fun.


    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to you from the Spanish architectural magazine* /PASAJES DE ARQUITECTURA Y CRITICA* /(Passages of Architecture and Critique).
    /PASAJES/ is the only architectural magazine distributed on a monthly basis in Spain. It is also currently the bestselling architectural magazine in Spain. /PASAJES/ is not only widely distributed in Spain, but also in Portugal and Latin America. A normal issue consists of 48 full-colour pages of 269×354 mm size (a bit smaller than A3), and has several sections: News, Building Analysis, Interviews, Brief Essays, Trips, Exhibitions and Books.

    We are planning the next Pasajes, which is number *109*, and it is going to be a special issue about dwelling and the experimental innovation in the domestic space.
    I am writing to express /Pasajes’/ interest in publishing *

    Dan Havel and Dean Ruck’s TUNNEL HOUSE

    we donn’t know how to contact the artist, so we would like to ask you if you could give us his mail for contact him

    Thank you for your time and I´ll be looking forward to receive your reply soon.

    Kind regards,

    Luis Rodriguez
    redactor pasajes
    Avda. de Ramon y Cajal, 60. 28016 Madrid
    Phone: +34 91 416 00 54
    E-mail: pasajes1@dam1.e.telefonica.net

  22. PWN Says:

    SO AWESOME!!!!!

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  24. Hunter Gatherer Says:

    Looks like what happened to the mortgage market in 2008…

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  31. Buzz Says:

    What is the point of destroying it? Really cool Any splinters?

  32. brother o’Mara | Design Curiosities Says:

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  33. Top Twenty Lists Says:

    Does someone live here or is it just a tourist attraction??

  34. sir jorge Says:

    that reminds me of the time that flanders’s house on the simpsons was demolished by a hurricane, only to get rebuilt by the city folk in a terrible fashion

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  38. Lisa Says:

    The “Tunnel House” is very cool and original. I love it! Thanks for the post. 🙂

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  40. Bestoti Says:

    Looks like a really bad accident!!!

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  42. Callum Says:

    Very cool!! it is Awsome

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  44. angelina Says:

    i cant bealive its so coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll,,and bye the way awsem house

  45. ruckus Says:

    splinter heaven! 😛

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  47. aishwarya Says:

    it is great and unique Tunnel House. i think it has taken many months to construct it.

  48. Anka Says:

    Crazy idea

  49. TH Says:

    Very nice idea! And the way people get sucked in looks great 🙂

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