Keret House, somewhere between a monument and a microhabitat

Chronicle by Luc Clément

Summary

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.

With a surface area only 12 square metres, this habitable module has a width ranging from 72 to 122 cm, but this tiny duplex has all the facilities necessary for everyday life: a bedroom, living room, kitchen and even a bathroom. Its interior is entirely painted white and the electricity comes from the neighbouring building….

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