Thinnest House in the World- Tuesday, October 16th 2012.
Jakub Szczęsny from Centrala has designed possibly the thinnest house in the world, Keret House. Although it seems impossible to live in this tiny house, it functions as a studio for other invited guests, young creators, and intellectualists all over the world. Keret House is not just gonna be an art installation. A well known Israeli writer, Etgar Keret will use this house as his workplace that functions as a studio for invited guests, intellectualists, and young creators from all over the world. Thinnest House in the World
Structure is a simple tri-dimensional steel frame finished with plywood, insulated sandwich panels and Styrofoam covered with concrete cloth painted white.
The Keret House is a tiny home that is currently being built in a passageway between two large buildings in Warsaw. Thinnest House in the World interior painted in white to create spacey atmosphere inside this tiny building. It is just 47 inches wide at the front and 28 inches wide in the back, which makes it the narrowest house in the world. Invited guests can access the house from the stairs which will go down by pushing a button from a remote control. These stairs will flatten themselves when in the closed position. The 150 square foot house includes a bed, desk, tiny kitchen, and shower. The water and septic systems are inspired by boat design and are self-contained. The interior dimension will adapt to its environment between 122 and 72 cm in the narrowest spot.
It’s hard to imagine anyone living in the world’s narrowest home, sandwiched like a pill between two large buildings. Thinnest House in the World space, accessible via a remote-control staircase that folds up into the floor when not in use, is designed as a salon of sorts for visiting artists. Jakub Szczesny is about to challenge our preconceived notions of how much space is needed to live comfortably