The Longest House Ever Built. 150 M Weekend House With Swimming Pool in Thailand by Shinichi Ogawa and Associates.

longest house ever built
150 meter long swimming pool

This linear reinforced concrete home by Shinichi Ogawa and Associates measures 150 meters in length, presumably the longest house ever built.  The main house is simply composed of a white cube and 2 horizontal plates of 11m wide by 150m long.

The following description is from Arch Daily, which seems to have a few translation problems:

Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house tops a hill in the Khao yai forest complex of Thailand.

Through the waterfall 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.

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 and fitness at the east end, 6 bedrooms with exclusive bathroom and living room, a family living/dining room, and storage 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.

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.

The 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.”

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.

Location : Khao yai, Thailand
Program : weekend house
Structural system : reinforced concrete
Stories : 2 stories
Total area : 1592.41 m2
completion date : 2012.06

Shinichi Ogawa

All photos © Pirak Anurakawachon