Skate This House
July 12, 2011
You know those people who “don’t take their work home with them?” World champion skateboarder and founder of Etnies, Pierre Andre Senizergues, isn’t one of those people. He’ll be able to skate “every surface” of his new Malibu home (still in beta – these images show a prototype). According to its designers, the home is “ultimate dream for generations of skateboarders,” who have suffered for years at the hands of anti-skateboarding parents, policemen, and park-bench-sitters. Click through for the images.
The project was developed by Gil Lebon Delapointe and Francois Perrin, who wanted to dissolve the boundary between inside and outside by directing circulation between the two - in other words, through skateboarding. The House is conceptualized as a simple series of volumes – living & dining areas, bedroom and bathroom, and “practice” space. Each of these three masses will be its own beveled container, with a 10′ radius on each curve (common to half-pipes).
According to Francois Perrin, the home is notable beyond its gimmick – he says it proposes an anti-Euclidian spatiality, arguing that the home “creates a more fluid experience of domestic space.”