150M Weekend House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

By • Oct 2, 2012 •  Selected Work 

This contemporary home by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates currently holds the title of the world’s longest house.

The 1,614 foot length, which is dominated by glass, provides stunning views of the Khao yai forest complex in Khao yai, Thailand.

It was created in 2012.

150M Weekend House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates:

“Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house tops a hill in the Khao yai forest complex, Thailand.

Through the water fall as a entrance gate, the road leads you to the main house extending east and west on the left, and on the opposite side, a glass house in the forest as a guest house. The main house is simply composed of a white cube and 2 horizontal plates of 11m wide by 150m long.

All rooms for owner family are put linearly between the plates, opening to both north corridor and south deck terrace.

A glazed room for spa&fitness at the east end, 6 bedrooms with exclusive bathroom and living room, a family living/dining room, and storages or maid rooms at the west end.

This extremely long planning takes advantage of the beautiful landscape, gaining a panoramic view and a dynamic scale space as the very long deck terrace. At the same time, it regards a airy comfortable living environment.

Above the private rooms, there is a roof top terrace covered with sand and the swimming pool of 40m long. It’s like a floating sky beach surrounded by mountains.

The white cube as formal living/dining room has 6M high ceiling. The stairs from the hall below divides the large room into southern living space and northern dining space.

150m weekend house – the longest house in this century -  was born by admiring the mountain scenery as a given condition and imagining a seascape as the contrastive view.”

Photos by: Pirak Anurakawachon

150M Weekend House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates was published on HomeDSGN on Oct 2, 2012.

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