The Skateboarder's House
Finally, revenge for anyone who’s ever been told by their parents to leave the skateboard in the garage. French world champion skateboarder and founder of action sports retailer Sole Technology, Pierre-André Senizergues has teamed up with Paris’ visionary digital arts museum La Gaîté Lyrique to build a prototype of a skate-able home – a dream he’s been fostering for more than 10 years.
Being displayed as part of La Gaîté’s skate culture exhibition Public Domaine, the eponymous PAS House contains three rooms within the confines of a flattened tube, with just a 3 m radius.
Described by the museum as “a bunker of rebellions”, the curved walls and corner-less steel-rimmed furniture (comfort obviously not being a priority) allows for non-destructive boarding tricks – even off the kitchen sink. The structure also features built-in cabinets and working appliances, a lounge bench doubling as a sofa, and surfaces made of birch and poplar wood for easy gliding.
Senizergues plans to start construction on a real-life version of the house in Malibu, California once the exhibition finishes on 7 August 2011.