Located in Orinda, United States, Hundred Foot House was designed by ogrydziak/prilinger architects. The primary program is elongated into a 16 ft-wide 100 ft-long bar, increasing the perimeter adjacent to the outside. The bar is embedded along the slope, its roof tilted to match the site gradient in an effort to merge the primary mass of the house into the landscape.
While the public program is developed as an extremely open pavilion, in the private zone the basic modular geometry of the original bar shifts and sponsors extension in opposing perpendicular orientations. Various symmetries are at work mirroring the master suite area into a private spa terrace, and generating a modified butterfly roof.
The perimeter walls and roof are considered as a continuous skin that wraps the interior with varying degrees of porosity. Throughout the house, the floor, casework, and interior partitions are unified as a single system, a single material. Storage spaces and objects float in the center of the bar, emphasizing the perimeter’s ambiguous relationship with the outside.