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Keret House (in the crevice between buildings), 2012, corner of Żelazna Street and Chłodna Street, photo: Bartek Warzecha / Polish Modern Art Foundation

In the Warsaw district of Wola, on the corner of Żelazna Street and Chłodna Street, is the narrowest house in the world. The official opening of Keret House took place on 20th October 2012 in the eponymous writer’s presence.

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Keret House, located on the corner of Chłodna 22 and Żelazna 74 streets in Warsaw, was opened on 27th October 2012. The house Jakub Szczęsny designed for Keret has a floor area of 14 m2 and measures 122 cm at its widest point and 72 cm at its narrowest which makes it the narrowest house in the world. Inside there is everything a home should have: a living room with a pouffe, a desk, a cooker, and a toilet and shower. To reach the second floor where the bed and 90-centimetre desk are located one has to climb a ladder.

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Visualisations and photographs of Keret House on the corner of 22 Chłodna and 74 Żelazna streets in Warsaw. The house was created for Etgar Keret, an Israeli writer whose parents are originally from Warsaw. Keret’s mother was born in the district where the house is located, and the writer’s father survived the war hiding in a small Polish village in a  little space under the floorboards, significantly smaller than the installation. Keret House was designed by Jakub Szczęsny from Centrala architecture studio.

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Łukasz Żal, photo: Michał Zacharow / Reporter East News

Łukasz Żal, born 24th June, 1981, is one of the most talented young cinematographers in Poland. His work on Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, the most spectacular cinematographic debut in many years, was nominated for an Academy Award for Cinematography.

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The installation constructed by Jakub Szczęsny for Israeli writer Etgar Keretin, in the Wola district of Warsaw, competes in the Architecture +Living Small.

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Keret House, also known as the world’s thinnest home, was designed for Israeli writer Etgar Keret. The art installation which has filled the void of 1.3 m between two houses in the Warsaw district of Wola was designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczęsny from the Centrala collective.

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