The Skinniest House In The World About To Be Built In Polish Urban Crack

by • August 31, 2011 • Architecture, DesignComments (0)2677

If I overheard the term “Polish crack” in a bar, the last thing I would think of is architecture.  But sure enough, this brilliant new residential design by Jakub Szczęsny of CENTRALA takes a crack in Poland and turns it into a design gem that is catching the whole world’s attention.  The Keret House is about to start construction inside a void between two buildings at 22 Chłodna Street and 74 Żelazna Street in the district of Wola, Poland.  Now get this: the interior dimensions of the space range from a minimum of 28.5″ to a maximum of 4-feet in width.  And there’s no typos in this last sentence believe it or not.  It will have a total square footage of 156.1 square feet (I decided to add the .1 because in this case it has serious value) and apart from the bedroom, kitchen, and washroom, it will also house a workshop/studio as well as a guest studio.  The space was designed for Isreali writer Etgar Keret, who was attracted to the unique working conditions the space commands.  I am definitely intrigued to see how the space will inform and direct Keret’s writing.  And by the way, the stairs are are retractable by remote control.  Personally, I would go batty in there, but from an urban design point of view, this is pure amazingness.   To learn more about this extraordinary design firm be sure to visit their website at

Sources: Freshome via Materialicious

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