DENSITY # URBAN TREND :: FILL THE VOID with the “keret house”, World’s Thinnest Dwelling (Poland)


The Keret House is an ­art installation in the form of an insertbetween two existing buildings, representing different historical periods in Warsaw’s history.

keret house: world’s thinnest house now open for tours
image © bartek warzecha
image courtesy of polish modern art foundation

via :

keret house is to contradict that false image, simultaneously broadening the concept of impossible architecture.’

designed for a site between two existing buildings measuring 92 centimeters in its narrowest point and 152 centimeters in its widest point, keret house by jakub szczesny is the world’s thinest dwelling. the home, now open for tours, was created with the hope of becoming a cultural strong hold in the resilient and often complicated landscape of warsaw, poland. the slight home is nestled between to relics of the city’s wartorn past; the building flanking one side of the structure is a brick fragment from world war II, the other is a concrete cooperative aimed erasing the city’s past political makeup. the architecture sits at the junction of two former ghettos and behaves as the present bandage between two wounds. the installation is underwritten by the polish modern art foundation, which has additionally facilitated a series of artists residencies in the space with the hope that liminal spaces can be reframed, reinterpreted and understood in a new light.


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