quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012
terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2012
Said to be the world’s longest house, a hillside location in Thailand's Khao Yai forest sandwiches luxury living in a weekend abode.
Pushing the housing vernacular quite far, and quite literally, architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates take the basic form of a white cube. They have intersected six bedrooms with lounges, living and dining spaces, storage, maid rooms and other opulent facilities - extruding it all between two concrete horizontal plates (11m-by-150m). Although this parallel slice contains the main house, one part is intersected to create a second storey which leads to the 40m swimming pool and additional south deck terrace.
Visitors stay in a separate glass house set in the forest. A waterfall entrance welcomes the user into to the lavish accommodation, where the house cantilevers slightly on the east and west sides of the hill. Horizontal glazing runs across the house, providing each room with a view of the scenery beyond.
Inside, 6m-high ceilings, luxury fixtures and an acute spatial organization assists this new horizontal living format.
Photos courtesy Pirak Anurakawachon.