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geomorph Mar 16, 2017 11:47 PM

San Diego - University of California, San Diego - Part 1
 
San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States by population (1,355,000) and is by far the largest city of the San Diego-Carlsbad Metropolitan Statistical Area in Southern California (the 12th largest in the United States).

The University of California, San Diego, is located about 12 miles North of Downtown on hilly terrain that overlooks the nearby Pacific Ocean near the La Jolla region of the city. It was established in 1960 and grew throughout the 1960's. It is grouped in 6 colleges that are in clusters but the numerous recent developments have grown to blur the distinctions between these areas. This thread will focus on the features of the university's West Campus (the main campus) in two parts. Part 1 will begin with some of the original buildings from the 1960's and progress to some of the recent developments. Part 2 will continue the focus on recent buildings.

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All photos taken by geomorph in 2016.

For my other San Diego threads, see:

Balboa Park - Part 1: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216147

Balboa Park - Part 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216165

Downtown - Waterfront Part 1: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216189

Downtown - Waterfront Part 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216200

Downtown - Historic to Postmodern Buildings: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216754

Downtown - Contemporary Lowrises and Midrises: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216793

Downtown - Contemporary Highrises: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216804

University of California, San Diego - Part 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=227488

destroycreate Mar 17, 2017 1:34 AM

I grew up in La Jolla and honestly always really detested this campus...it is so not cozy or charming. Feels very stoic and drab.

xzmattzx Mar 19, 2017 3:02 AM

Nope, Brutalist architecture doesn't look that great in sunny places, either. So it's not just the weather that makes it ugly.

Things definitely look better when Postmodernism sets in. (Beginning with the Brutalist/Postmodern hybrid in that library.)

What's the story behind the building with the house on it?

geomorph Mar 20, 2017 7:27 PM

xzmattzx, the house is one of the pieces that comprise the university's campus-wide art program called The Stuart Collection. This piece is called "Fallen Star" by Do Ho Suh, and here is a link to a nifty webpage about it:

http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/artist/suh.html

cityskyscrapers Mar 20, 2017 7:35 PM

Like the brutalist architecture of this campus. Especially this building:
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Streamliner Apr 3, 2017 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 7744829)
Nope, Brutalist architecture doesn't look that great in sunny places, either. So it's not just the weather that makes it ugly.

Things definitely look better when Postmodernism sets in. (Beginning with the Brutalist/Postmodern hybrid in that library.)

Two of the best examples of brutalism are located here. Geisel Library and the Salk Institute (which is across the street from UCSD).

Besides those two works, I agree that the style doesn't really suit the climate (or campus) at UC San Diego. I personally hated the 1960s parts of campus when I went to school here. The interior courtyards are very dark and cold.

geomorph Mar 15, 2018 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 7761326)
Two of the best examples of brutalism are located here. Geisel Library and the Salk Institute (which is across the street from UCSD).

I intended to walk over to the Salk Institute during my visit but didn't make it there, I should have as it would have been a good inclusion in this thread even though not formally part of the university.

soulard&como Mar 16, 2018 1:48 PM

That is brutal. Not my cup of tea, but some of them are stunners.


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