Rice Gallery art opening reception: Shotgun
Shotgun celebrates Houston's historic row house or shotgun home, a nickname based on the small home's corridor-like layout that allows a clear path or shot from front to back door. During a seminar taught at Rice University in the fall semester of 2014, Rice School of Architecture students under the guidance of Atelier Bow-Wow and RSA assistant professor Jesús Vassallo analyzed the ingenuity of shotgun construction and designed a site-specific installation at Rice Gallery that deconstructs and reassembles the basic architectural form.
Five row houses will merge into one another at the center of the gallery, forming a three dimensional asterisk that visitors will be able to enter and walk through. Each wing of this asterisk structure will house a different research project done by the students in the class, culminating with individual proposals for future applications of the shotgun house.