Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

UCSD is a primo art tourism location for me. Their Stuart Collection consistently works with artists around the world to create site specific works that respond to the unique environment of the university.  Their latest addition, which evokes the immigrant experience, rings true for me without being overly sentimental.

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: 18 June 2012, The Architect's Newspaper

Yes, that's a cottage hanging off the side of the building. Courtesy UCSD.
At first glance, visitors might think that the house from Disney’s Up managed to crash land atop UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering building. What they’re actually staring at, however, is Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s latest installation, Fallen Star, a 15-by-18-foot New England cottage suspended off the edge of the seven-story Jacobs building at a disconcerting 10-degree tilt from the building’s flat roof.  Suh said that the installation recalls his own experience of moving to the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design. He felt “as if he was dropped from the sky.” [read more]


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