On A Roll: A House Built for Skateboarding

Original Post: http://www.shelterpop.com/2011/08/05/house-built-for-skateboarding/

by Erin Clements, Posted Aug 5th 2011 2:00PM

After reading about former pro-skater Pierre-André Senizergues’s fully-skateable house in the New York Times, we had to take a closer look.

“Skating has a strong relation with architecture,” architect Francois Perrin told the Times. “[Skateboarders] adapt themselves to public space and outdoor furniture. A skater, when he goes around the city trying to find the right space and surface, he really looks at architecture with a different eye than someone that’s walking around. It’s a more fluid approach. So this idea of people skating in a house has been the dream of many generations of skaters.”

Dubbed PAS House (after the owner’s initials), the residence features a ribbon of continuous surface that integrates much of the furniture, including a sitting area, kitchen and bathroom. Stand-alone objects, such as a dining table, kitchen Island and bed also bear skate-friendly surfaces (and visitors can enter the house via a ramp). A full-scale prototype of the construction was presented at “Public Domaine,” an exhibit on skate culture currently on view in Paris; the final version will be built in Malibu, California.

Here, take a gander at some of the house’s coolest features … if you’re so inclined (get it?).

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

 

Mike Manzoori and Sam McGuire

Filed Under: Design, etc, News & Trends

Tags: Crazy Sexy Cool, CrazySexyCool

 

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