There Is a House Sprouting From Atop This 7-Story Building

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Fallen Star, a cottage built from scratch and permanently joined to an existing building on the campus of UC San Diego, is the latest piece of work from South Korean installation artist Do Ho Suh.

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Seven years after the artist's initial sketch, Fallen Star is ready for visitors; the 70,000-pound house opens to the public tomorrow, June 7.

[MyModernMet - Photos by Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York]

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Illustration for article titled There Is a House Sprouting From Atop This 7-Story Building

Outside the front door are a plum tree, a wisteria vine, and tomatoes.

Illustration for article titled There Is a House Sprouting From Atop This 7-Story Building

Inside, lights flicker on at night and the TV glows. Simulating smoke, steam can be seen rising from the chimney.

Illustration for article titled There Is a House Sprouting From Atop This 7-Story Building
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The fully-furnished cottage sits cantilevered at an angle from a corner of the seventh floor of Jacobs Hall, also known as Engineering Building 1.

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This is what happens when you don't use enough balloons!

(Please excuse the rushed mspaint-job)