Construction began this month on Keret House, which will be the world's narrowest house when complete. The project was announced last year and is the brainchild of Polish architect Jakub Szczesny of Centrala—not an architecture firm or even a company, according to its website, but rather "a platform where individual quests converge around common goals."
In this case, the "common goal" is an artist's studio and installation space that measures 47 inches at its widest point and 27 at its narrowest, beating out other shockingly thin houses by a landslide. From the exterior, the steel frame sort of resembles a capsule or a pill, sandwiched between two buildings as if it's been there all along. Inside, Architizer explains, "remote control stairs will flatten against a wall and pop out when needed for use. Electricity will be provided by nearby buildings and the home will use an independent, boat-inspired water and sewage system separate from the city." A closer look, below.
Photo via Architizer
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