Keret House: the narrowest house in Warsaw
In the narrow gap between the buildings 22 Chłodna St. and 74 Żelazna St., Warsaw, architect Jakub Szczęsny has built the narrowest house in the city and one of the narrowest residential buildings in the world. The width of the room in the widest place is only 122 cm, and in the narrowest - 72 cm! The narrowest house is created as a summer work studiofor the outstanding Israeli writer Etgar Keret. In addition, so modest in size, the room serves as a studio for invited young intellectuals from around the world. And, of course, Keret House is a landmark of Warsaw, little known among tourists, but popular among architects, designers and creative youth. Actually, if you do not know the exact location of the house, then even passing by and looking at the facades of buildings, it is difficult to identify the narrowest house. The two-level room has the formright triangle. The house has a sleeping and working area, as well as a shower, toilet and kitchen. The interior is made in the style of minimalism: a dominant white color, a minimum of furniture, accessories and details, nothing superfluous, in fact, nothing at all! The entrance to the room is via a lift ladder. There are no familiar windows in the house. The panels facing the street and the sloping roof are made of translucent plastic, giving diffuse daylight. Above the bed and at the end of the house there are mesh windows. The idea and its implementation are beautiful in that they canbe used in many cities around the world. Where it is difficult, expensive or simply impossible to build new buildings, why not use the walls and communications of existing homes, filling the narrow spaces between them with such innovative living spaces? We recommend: autonomous sewerage and a septic tank will be an excellent solution to the issue of processing domestic sewage at a dacha, in a cottage, a country hotel and any other place away from civilization - http://topas-msk.ru/topas-20.