This little house is a unique art installation called "Fallen Star." It's got everything we'd want to look at — a perky, picket fence dream home that just happens todefy gravity. What's even more fun is its perfectly ironic location, the side of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California in San Diego.
The work was created by artist Do Ho Suh, as part of the School's Stuart Collection, as part of his ongoing work with the concept of home. It embodies his feelings, influenced by his relocation from South Korea to the U.S. to study in 1991. Suh channeled his culture shock into a study of space in order to get a bearing on his surroundings and adjust.
Fallen Star uniquely captures the feeling of being out of place by juxtaposing a homey cottage in a precarious, titled location. Inside it's picture-perfect, completely furnished and is reached via a rooftop garden.
It's utopia with a dangerous drop.
Fallen Star was completed and installed on the UCSD's campus as the 18th piece of the Stuart Collection in November of last year. As the gallery shows, not only is an art piece, but it was also a fitting engineering feat and tribute to the building that hosts it.
Enjoy the view!