Dan Phillips (who we’ve previously covered here and here), known for building affordable houses from reclaimed materials, will design a new park in Houston — the city’s first folk art-inspired green space. The park will be developed by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a non-profit group that restored and maintains the Beer Can House (pictured above), a Houston landmark that Phillips counts among his inspirations.
Note to self: How can I call myself a Houstonian and not have featured until now a photo of the Beer Can House? Related: I did, however, post a pic of the Beer Can House’s ReaLemon “tree” made from those lemon-shaped plastic ReaLemon juice containers.
(Via Houston to get a new green space with Beer Can House cred: Meet the Orange Show’s Smither Park - CultureMap Houston. Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.)