Skateboarders Paradise: PAS House in Malibu by Francois Perrin and Gil Le Bom Delapointe
The PAS House is a brilliant private residence concept designed for the skaters, by the skaters. This 2200 sq. feet single family residence unit is designed by skateboarder & designer Gil Le Bon Delapointe and architect Francois Perrin for the former World champion, pro skateboarder and founder & owner of Sole Technology, Pierre Andre Senizergues.
The concept is basically a ribbon like structure consisting of a continuous surface which can be skated on from the outside to the inside. The house is divided into three different areas. The first one includes the living room, dining area and kitchen, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom and the third one is a skateboard practice area. The ground, walls and ceiling are unified forming a tube like enclosure of 10 feet radius which provides a continuous surface for skating. Furniture pieces including sofa, closets and drawers can be accommodated in the curvature.
The PAS house also represents a ground-breaking in the construction of a new geometrical space leaving the traditional Euclidian space represented by the square angle, the floor, wall and ceiling for a continuous surface that creates a new experience of the domestic space, more fluid and dynamic at the image of our 21st century lifestyle. Besides creating a skateboarders paradise, Senizergues has also taken into consideration sustainable design strategies to create a natural ventilation system and maximise the usage of daylight into the interiors.
A model of the project and a full scale prototype of the living area was recently presented in Paris for the exhibition Public Domaine/Skateboard Culture at la Gaite Lyrique, a new museum directed by the City of Paris.