150 Meter House
- Caroline Kurze
Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates tops a hill in a forestal park of 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 two horizontal plates of 11m with and 150m length.
All rooms for the family are put linearly between the plates, opening to both north corridor and south deck terrace. A glazed room for spa and fitness at the east end, six 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.