Keret House By Jakub Szczesny
Keret House is an art installation, a construction measuring 3.02 ft (92 cm) at its narrowest point and 4.99 (152 cm) ft at its widest point. designed by the architect Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala for a writer Etgar Keret the house represents “different historical periods in Warsaw’s history.”
Parasitic Keret House
Inserted between the two buildings the Keret House features an entrance that opens up with a ladder that leads to the hallway furnished with an orange soft seat and other rooms like kitchen, bedroom that doubles as home office, and a bathroom. The house consists of two levels that are connected with a ladder.
The art installation is meant to show that the seemingly impossible dimensions can be used in architecture, although can feel quite claustrophobic given the amount of space.
The installation seems pretty livable, there are different rooms and amenities like shower and toilet as well as the kitchen. There is only one window with a screen in the bedroom though which means lack of natural light.
Compact houses are popular in architecture today as they are less expensive and can be built on smaller sites or the sites that are difficult to build on due to rocky surface and trees. Also some compact houses can be moved from place to place if necessary.
Keret House is the ultimate example of a compact living space, as it was dubbed the world’s slimest house. Although is it possible to live in such constricted space long-term? Also how do you feel about the inbetween-houses architecture?
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