PAS House - a fully 'skateable' house being built in California
By Pawel Piejko
July 29, 2011
For some people, skateboarding is more a way of life than just a sport. Surely this is the case with former skateboarding world champion, French-born Pierre André Senizergues, who is about to build a skateboarder's dream house, located in Malibu, California. Dubbed PAS House, the dwelling is meant to be a tribute to the skateboarding lifestyle, thus virtually all the walls, furniture and appliances in the house will be either 'skateable' or skateboard-themed. Think of it like a private habitable skate ramp.
The house will be comprised of a master bedroom, kitchen and lounge, with all appliances adjusted to skateboarding as much as possible. Featuring virtually no corners, the house's floors, walls and ceilings form a continuous tube with a 10 foot (3 meter) radius. In fact, almost every surface is curved and skating-friendly. When completed, the building will measure 2,200 sq ft (204 sq m). A prototype in the form of a full-scale, 753.5-square foot (70 sq m) model made of bent plywood has already been built and is being exhibited in Paris during the La Gaîté lyrique festival.
Senizergues' PAS House is being brought to life by architect François Perrin, who designed the structure. Interior decorator Gil Le Bon Delapointe is working on the skateboard-themed furnishings, which are also reportedly inspired by mid-century modern California design.
Aged 45, Pierre André Senizergues was a famous freestyle skateboarder in the 1980s, winning 12 French Championships, nine European Cup Titles, five European Championships, two World Cup titles and one World Championship. Now he's known as an entrepreneur, and owner of the footwear company Etnies.
The following video presents the prototype that is being exhibited in Paris: