Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star Lands in San Diego
January 26, 2012
Since conception, the rooftop garden and the cantilever have been two architectural features that will seemingly never exhaust their unanimous appeal. Thanks to artist Do Ho Suh, both features will appear on a seven-story building in San Diego, but not how you would expect. The Korean artist known for exploring the cultural significance of space, particularly the notions of home and displacement, has perched a shingle-roofed house and accompanying ‘front lawn’ on the top of UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. More images after the jump.
Once the installation is complete, students will be invited to ascend to the rooftop, gather informally in the space, and take in incredible panoramic views. Sitting at a 10-degree angle, the precarious architecture of Fallen Star will brand the campus with an unforgettable image and provide an outlandish yet welcoming sense of home to university students who have left their own homes to study at the institution.
[All images courtesy The Stuart Collection]