This small country house perched on one of the buildings of the University of California at San Diego. It looks like the house has fallen from the sky. Why it was installed there and whether someone lives in it, we tell below.
Installation, not real housing
Korean artist and sculptor Do Ho Soo, educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, came up with his own out-of-the-box vision for the campus. It so happened that a house hung over the seven-story engineering building.
The Fallen Star House, which translates to “Shooting Star”, is the 18th piece in a series of permanent public art installations at the Stewart Collection at the University of California. Through donations, the Collections Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the installations were conceived, designed, installed, furnished and landscaped according to the unique vision of the artists.
A small home modeled after a friend of Su’s in Rhode Island, minimalist but fully furnished, with cozy interiors and landscaping. On the lawn in front of him there was even a flowering lawn.
This house is a bit like the old Mystery Spot further north in Santa Cruz: it can make you a little dizzy, and it’s not just about the height. It is designed with strange angles and unusual walls, windows and doors. If you spend some time inside this house, which seems to have fallen from the sky, then your knees may involuntarily begin to give way – its interior decoration is so non-standard. Its unusual layout can really make you dizzy.
Visiting the house is free. Open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 14:00. It is at the top of Jacobs Hall, at the end of Engineering Lane. You can enter through the main entrance and take the elevator to the 7th floor.