keret house: the world's thinnest dwelling is now open for tours keret house: the world's thinnest dwelling is now open for tours
aug 23, 2013

keret house: the world's thinnest dwelling is now open for tours

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

 

 

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. 


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


entrance view
image © bartek warzecha
image courtesy of polish modern art foundation


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


despite the home’s windowlessness, interiors are still light-filled
image © bartek warzecha
image courtesy of polish modern art foundation 


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


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


sectional rendering of the home
image © bartek warzecha
image courtesy of polish modern art foundation

 

project info:

 

project’s founder/concept designer: jakub szczesny
art curators: sarmen beglarian, sylwia szymaniak
executive producer: joanna trytek – black salt production
organizer: polish modern art foundation
co-financing: the capital city of warsaw
partner: national centre for culture
sponsor: lhi
general conctractor: awbud
partners: gira, kingspan, decoroom, volunta parket, milantex, polish institute in tel aviv, white & case, kostrzewa pr, chylinski family, jewish community in warsaw, chlodna comedy club, pmg partners, biuro wystaw

 

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