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UCSD’s Stuart Collection Features House Hoisted 7 Stories High

Above: "Fallen Star" is part of the Stuart Collection at UCSD. It sits on the seventh floor of Jacobs Hall.

The latest addition to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of site-specific sculptures, “Fallen Star” was raised 100 feet into the air on Tuesday morning, and attached to the seventh-floor roof of an existing building.

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Above: "Fallen Star" is the latest addition to the renowned Stuart Collection at UC San Diego. At 15 by 18 feet, the house is a three-quarter-sized version of a small house in Providence, Rhode Island.

The new Stuart Collection piece sits 100 feet in the air, on the roof of the ...
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Above: The new Stuart Collection piece sits 100 feet in the air, on the roof of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Building 1.

The 70,000-pound, 15 by 18 feet house by artist Do Ho Suh is a three-quarter-sized version of a Rhode Island cottage. It's cantilevered at an angle from a corner of Jacobs Hall.

"The engineering on this project has been really complex," said Mary Beebe, director of the Stuart Collection at UCSD in a press release. "It's probably the most complex we've ever undertaken and it is fitting that it will be in residence at the Jacobs School, not far from another of the Start Collection's engineering feats, Tim Hawkinson's 'Bear.'"

Suh was born in Korea and attended Seoul National University before going on to earn a BFA in sculpture from Yale University. He works are part of museum collections around the world, according to a release by UCSD.

Suh's work, Beebe explained, explores the cultural meaning of space and the relationship between the personal and the collective.

The “Fallen Star” project will be furnished inside, and the exterior will include a garden on the roof. The project is slated for completion between January and March 2012.

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katiebbbb | November 16, 2011 at 6:39 p.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

Seriously!? THIS is what UCSD is choosing to spend its money on? No wonder we are in such a deep deficit. No wonder my tuition was literally DOUBLE what it usually is. No wonder we had to close ALL the libraries on campus except Geisel. Because someone thought it was cool to put a miniature house on top of Jacobs Hall.....and that someone happens to be running our campus.

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inertia | November 17, 2011 at 10:05 a.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

The project, directed by Mary Beebe and managed by Mathieu Gregoire, was funded from private donations, as well as a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. No funding from the university.

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