Keret House, somewhere between a monument and a microhabitat

Chronicle by Luc Clément

In 2012, the Polish architect Jakub Szczesny built what can be described as the “world’s narrowest house” for the Centrala architecture firm in Warsaw. Erected in the heart of the city’s old ghetto, this project involved literally inserting between two existing buildings a modern house, featuring the most rudimentary living conditions.