Narrowest. House. Ever. I dare you to prove me wrong. I double dare you.
How narrow can we go? I thought for sure this 6-foot wide house was about as close a shave as you’d want to get when it comes to constructing a home between two existing structures. I guess I was wrong.
More art installation than domicile, the Keret House (named after Israeli writer Etgar Keret) is an experiment in urban infill and density. What happens when you have a gap between buildings no more than 28 inches wide? The Keret House happens.
Designer Jakub Szezesny was tasked with designing a home that provided functional living and creation space in extreme spatial scarcity. The result is both inventive and astonishing. While most would scoff, cry and cringe at the thought of living this way, one has to remain impressed when seeing the possibilities of such design ingenuity.
Viewing the spaces through pictures is a bit disorienting. It’s hard to imagine coming home to this every day, but with the worldwide housing crisis in the state it’s currently in, finding new ways to provide housing where housing doesn’t conventionally belong is paramount. The purpose of the Keret House is to provide temporary living quarters for traveling writers, because we all know how homeless they are…
As with any tiny house, each square inch is important to both function and aesthetic. The bedroom you see here is a perfect example of this.
Szczesny is co-founder of arts group Centrala. Follow the link to learn more about the Keret House.
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