It might drive some people up the walls to live with indoor skateboarders, but for a pro-skater client this is a dream home quickly coming true.
The architects of Air Architecture, venturing into new territory with this unique design, modeled aspects of the house ahead of time in order to test their fitness in terms of slopes, angles and materials that would both suit a human abode and be appropriately durable for real skateboarding use.
In the yet-unfinished design for “PAS Skate House,” there is hardly a spot in these spaces that one could not grind or skate on or jump or flip from. This includes not only skateboardable walls but also built-in furniture designed specifically to the purpose.
In fact, the final home will have continuous curves, rails and surfaces for skaters to move entirely into, through and around the residence. A complete circuit will weave through the kitchen into living and dining rooms and back out through a bedroom and bathroom (assuming all doors are left open along the route, inside and out). Various local woods, bent and warped as needed, will conform to the needs of the skater client, and make this a truly one-of-a-kind interior (and exterior) house design.
“The PAS House is the project of a private residence, to be built in Malibu, California. In this house you will be able to skateboard any areas and surfaces, Indoor and Outdoor. The client and visionary of the project is Pierre Andre Senizergues (PAS), a former World champion and Pro Skater, Founder and Owner of Sole Technology, a Socal based Skateboard footwear and apparel Company leader in the Action sport industry with brands like Etnies, Emerica, Es and Altamont.”
“The project to be located in a site overlooking the Pacific at the top of the Malibu hills, was developed by the skateboarder and designer Gil Lebon Delapointe and the LA based architect, Francois Perrin. The concept of the house is a ribbon that creates a continuous surface to be skated from the Outside to the Inside. The house is divided into three separate spaces. The first one includes the living room, dining area and kitchen, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom and the third one a skateboard practice area. Each space is skateable as the ground becomes the wall then the ceiling in a continuous surface forming a tube of a 10ft radius.”