‘Fallen Star’ … A hanging piece of home
I came across this tree on Pinterest today and just couldn’t believe my eyes. Whilst I tend to deal with Interiors generally, I felt this house just had to be shared …
Do-ho suh’s work ‘fallen star’ opened to the public as the 18th sculpture of the University of San Diego’s Stuart collection. The Stuart collection was developed to enhance the intellectual pursuits and cultural interests of the student body.
Do-ho Suh created this piece of work in his continued exploration of the concept of home and cultural displacement. A fascinating concept, ‘Fallen Star’ recalls the perception of one’s surroundings which exist as both familiar and foreign; the disjointed feeling that many students experience at the beginning of university when they recall the notion of ‘home’.
The ‘Fallen Star’ ‘fallen star’ hangs precariously on the edge of UCSD’s Jacobs Hall, an engineering building at the university. The home is cantilevered at an angle of about 10 degrees with its wooden interior floor tilting by just four degrees. The house weighs an incredible 70,000 pounds; you’ll be pleased to know that it is permanently affixed to the roof of the university structure and so is stable + not going anywhere fast!
A lot of thought has gone into the overall design and experience of visiting the cottage. Upon approaching the hanging house, one wanders through a small but homely garden; a little brick framed path leads you to the front door and is framed by wisteria, tomatoe vines and plum trees. The interior is also full furnished – from a television through to books, framed photos and a chandelier – the designer has even accessorised the property. Adding to the cozy quality of the tilted work, at various points throughout the day, steam simulating smoke rises from the chimney.
The Design Fairy x