Located in Khao Yai, Thailand, 150M Weekend House (2012) by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates | The Hardt
Located in Khao Yai, Thailand, 150M Weekend House (2012) 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 waterfall as an 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 36 ft (11m) wide by 490 ft (150m) long.
All rooms for the 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 an airy comfortable living environment. Above the private rooms, there is a rooftop terrace covered with sand and the swimming pool of 130 ft (40m) long. It’s like a floating sky beach surrounded by mountains. The white cube as a formal living/dining room has 20 ft (6M) high ceiling. The stairs from the hall below divide the large room into southern living space and northern dining space. 150m (490 ft) 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.
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