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Liverpool Housing Action Trust Outhouse

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Outhouse is a large sculpture made of etched and transparent glass, sited in a band of woodland in Woolton, a residential neighbourhood located on a key route into Liverpool, and in close proximity to four 1960’s tower blocks managed by the Liverpool Housing Action Trust. Inspired by the form of a new local terraced house but scaled to two thirds of its size, the artwork inverts the appearance of a typical house, with the windows becoming opaque and the walls transparent.

 

During the day Outhouse offers an accessible inviting space, a site for meetings, activities and installations.  At night-time the sculpture is visible from afar, lit from underneath by neon, to create a glowing red landmark within the dark woodland.  Outhouse is cared for and maintained by the Guinness Trust and its programme of events and activities overseen by local residents.

 

This work is part of the Liverpool Housing Action Trust Public Art Programme, developed by Modus Operandi.

Artist

Phaophanit & Oboussier

Title of work

Outhouse

Client

Liverpool Housing Action Trust

Architect

Owen Ellis Partnership

Location

Liverpool

Year

2005

Image credit

© Hannah Jamieson