shinichi ogawa designs 150 meter-long weekend house in japan
 
shinichi ogawa designs 150 meter-long weekend house in japan shinichi ogawa designs 150 meter-long weekend house in japan
oct 16, 2012

shinichi ogawa designs 150 meter-long weekend house in japan

japanese practice shinichi ogawa & associates has created the ‘150m weekend house’, the longest residence of the century perched on the top of a hill in thailand. a linear structure fronted with a glass facade overlooks the nearby forest, offering panoramic views of the landscape. a single lineup of rooms begins with an entry gate at the eastern end, welcoming inhabitants with a waterfall.


image © pirak anurakawachon (also main image)
all images courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

 

 

spanning just 11 meters wide, the ground floor’s internal functions begin with a glazed spa, six bedrooms with personal bathrooms and living rooms, storage and maids quarters along the western end. a deep roof eave shelters a long deck terrace becoming an outdoor circulation along the southern elevation while an interior corridor along the northern edge of the plan links the rooms.


images © pirak anurakawachon

 

 

on the upper level, a white cube contains the living and dining areas which opens to the roof terrace. a 40 meter long swimming pool gives dwellers the feeling of a seascape amidst the mountain tops.


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


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image © pirak anurakawachon


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image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


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image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


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image © pirak anurakawachon


image © pirak anurakawachon


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


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elevation

 

 

project info:

 

name: 150m weekend house – the longest house in this century
location: thailand
program: weekend house
structural system: main house / reinforced concrete, guest house / steel frame
scale: 2 stories
building area: main house  1,943.23 sqm, guest house 304.75 sqm
total floor space: 1,592.41 sqm
completed: 2012
photography: pirak anurakawachon, shinichi ogawa & associates

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  • JUST…GORGEOUS

    Simon Huhn says:
  • somebody sold a lot of sofas

    sofa seller says:
  • Nursing home.

    jim C. says:
  • Its too much white, few area looks Hospital bed…Swimming area looks very nice, decent work…good design.

    Nicky says:
  • jim, if this is your idea of a nursing home, frankly I can\’t wait

    looks more like a high end resort to me

    Nicky – the color comes from the landscape, the changing colours of the light as the day progresses – look beyond the obvious. This is a splendid example of what minimalism is all about with regard to atmosphere and perception, it is a framework within which to experience the natural world. The irony is that in terms of scale it is anything but minimal.

    dbkii says:
  • intrinsically, not a machine for living

    KNARF says:
  • Man can only create the longest Shelter with the money power,
    but cannot be created the long-story of architecture………….

    Kent Seangklieng says:
  • At least you dont have to meet, if the family does not have good relationships, each room has its own bathroom and living-room, sofas, desks, chairs, etc… (where are the bulthaup kitchens?). They wanted everyone to have the same (high) level of comfort, yet wouldnt it be nice to have it (only) in the common areas ?

    Very nice work, not-that-nice brief. Sometimes it goes like this.

    Stephane says:
  • It’s like a porn house, for me it’s to mutch.
    Sofa, Sofa, Beds, Beds, Glass ???
    It’s an archtype house, already done and more : the swiming pool upstairs ?

    Frazzz says:
  • And in addition, they gained 2 lines in the Guinness Book of Records, what a happiness…

    Jealous says:
  • Hands down one of the most beautiful swimming pools I have seen in a magazine, or blog.

    Nicholaus says:
  • Beautiful building, beautiful furnishings and color and those views!

    rcvs1 says:
  • Shockingly dull, eternity in a over-sized shoe box. As Frazz says, a “porn house”. The porn is in the extravagantly wasted resources and the relentlessly mundane uses. Ghastly.

    Blanched Du Boi says:
  • No to the nursing home theme as it does not seem to have an elevator. Wheelchair, anyone?

    Wheeler says:
  • Porn house, I agree. Floor space = 1592 m2….Utterly gross

    Peter says:

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