150m Weekend House, Thailand | Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

This vacation house in Thailand, by japanese architets Shinichi Ogawa & Associates is possibly the world’s longest house. 

A very long and narrow structure in the basic form of a white rectangular prism of 11x150 m is stretched along a hilltop in the Khao yai forest complex in Thailand. 

On the roof top level, it features a sand filled terrace with a very long deck and a 40m pool. 

Photos © Pirak Anurakawachon

Description by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house 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 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 an 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.

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Source: ArchDaily