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Living on the edge: Bungalow stuck on seventh storey of college building in impressive art installation ‘inspired by Up’

By Mark Duell

It’s a fascinating piece of architecture that is leaving stunned observers wondering how on earth a bungalow has crash landed on top of a university building.

Do Ho Suh, of Seoul, South Korea, designed ‘Fallen Star’, which was carefully positioned on top of the University of California in San Diego and appears to have been inspired by the Disney film ‘Up’.

The house measures 15ft by 18ft and is an three-quarter version of a small house in Providence, Rhode Island, sticking out of the Jacobs School of Engineering’s seventh floor at a 10-degree angle.

Looking up: The house also has a front lawn and students have been invited to view it. The work will be seen from below by 29,000 undergraduates and the 52,000 people who visit the campus daily

Looking up: The house also has a front lawn and students have been invited to view it. The work will be seen from below by 29,000 undergraduates and the 52,000 people who visit the campus daily

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Structure: The house designed by Do Ho Suh, left, measures 15ft by 18ft and sticks out of the Jacobs School of Engineering’s seventh floor at a 10-degree angle

Lifted up: The house was integrated onto a structural concrete slab around 100ft above the ground

Lifted up: The house was integrated onto a structural concrete slab around 100ft above the ground

‘The engineering on this project has been really complex,’ said Mary Beebe, director of the Stuart Collection, part of UC San Diego. ‘It’s probably the most complex we’ve ever undertaken.’

The house also has a front lawn and students have been invited to view it. The work will be seen from below by 29,000 undergraduates and the 52,000 people who visit the campus daily.

‘Do Ho Suh’s work explores the notions of home and displacement, the cultural meaning of space and the relationship between the personal and the collective,’ a UC San Diego press release said.

He suggested that ‘Fallen Star’ might represent a house picked up by a tornado and displaced, and the work symbolises a ‘home’ for many students who have left theirs to attend the university.

Up and away: The artist suggested that 'Fallen Star' might represent a house picked up by a tornado and displaced, and the work symbolises a 'home' for many students who have left theirs to attend the university

Up and away: The artist suggested that ‘Fallen Star’ might represent a house picked up by a tornado and displaced, and the work symbolises a ‘home’ for many students who have left theirs to attend the university

Impressive: Do Ho Suh, of Seoul, South Korea, designed 'Fallen Star', which was carefully positioned on top of the University of California in San Diego and appears to have been inspired by the Disney film 'Up'

Impressive: Do Ho Suh, of Seoul, South Korea, designed ‘Fallen Star’, which was carefully positioned on top of the University of California in San Diego and appears to have been inspired by the Disney film ‘Up’

Animation: The hit 2009 film 'Up' featured 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen, right, going on the trip of his life with Russell, left, to see South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home, top

Animation: The hit 2009 film ‘Up’ featured 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen, right, going on the trip of his life with Russell, left, to see South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home, top

The house was integrated onto a structural concrete slab. ‘It should be an unforgettable image and experience for all and will invite people to see the world in a new way,’ Ms Beebe added.

‘The engineering on this project has been really complex. It’s probably the most complex we’ve ever undertaken’

Mary Beebe, Stuart Collection director

Mr Suh studied at Seoul National University before moving to the U.S. in 1991 to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, describing arriving in America as if he was ‘dropped from the sky’.

He also studied at Yale University and now lives and works in New York, London and Seoul, with his works on display in those cities as well as Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Tokyo in Japan.

The house is based on the hit 2009 animated film ‘Up’, which featured 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen going on the trip of his life to see South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home.

The film- – which starred the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer and Jordan Nagai – won two Oscars and was directed by Pete Docter, who also worked on Monsters Inc and Toy Story 2.

Bungalow stuck on seventh story of college building in impressive art installation inspired by Up | Mail Online

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February 6, 2012 - Posted by | Art, Blog, Blogroll, CELEBRITY, Charity, Entertainement, Funny, Internet, nature, People, Politics, Space, Weird |

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