Artist behing melting house creates topsy turvy building

Posted on 6 December 2013
By Jade-Elizabeth Masters
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A derelict building has been transformed into a unique work of art creating the illusion of an upside down house.

Artist Alex Chinneck has played with the house’s façade in a way which celebrates the history and life of the building.

A new front for the building was created, with its front door up in the air and its guttering running along the pavement to construct the seemingly the topsy turvy building.

The London-based artist takes his inspiration from the landscapes of London’s industrial peripheries, reworking the aesthetics to create unexpected

His last project, From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes, saw him create a ‘melting’ house and ‘Miner on the Moon’ follows his playful theme.

He created the new piece of art for the annual Merge Festival in London.

The house stands on Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London and was originally used as livery stables, housing horses and carriages for hire.

Other works by Mr Chinneck include a factory in Tudor Road, Hackney, with 312 identically smashed window panes and a melting wall featuring 120 cast paraffin wax bricks.