Somehow, a house built to hang off the edge of a seven-story building is up to earthquake code in California.
A bright blue east coast cottage looks as though it’s flown cross-country and smashed into the edge of the University of California at San Diego's engineering building, tottering 100 feet above students passing by.
Fallen Star is Suh’s installation of a tiny, well decorated, though slightly lopsided (its floor tilts five degrees off-kilter, according to the UK’s MailOnline) home, based on an actual Rhode Island household.
The work is the 18th permanent sculpture in the outdoor and site-specific installation pieces created for the University’s Stuart Collection, according to the collection's website.
Suh has often experimented with creating installations that create a feeling of cultural displacement, emotions Suh has told the site he identifies with as a result of his move to the U.S. in 1991 to continue his studies.
The website states that the installation depicts “Suh’s on-going exploration of themes around the idea of home, cultural displacement, the perception of our surroundings, and how one constructs a memory of a space.”
According to MailOnline visitors have been impressed by home’s details:
It has since been furnished and accessorized. Its garden is growing: There's a plum tree, a wisteria vine, tomatoes and more. Lights flicker on at night; a TV, too. And steam, simulating smoke, sometimes rises from the chimney.
Visitors have been amazed by the tiny details of the house's decor - including family photos and a remote control - and left in awe by the amazing views - although several have reported suffering from vertigo.
According to the Stuart Collection’s site, the project was funded entirely by private donations and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ program for Access to Artistic Excellence.
Below is a slideshow of “Fallen Star” and its installation last fall:
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