Archinect - News 2015-11-25T18:48:49-05:00 What is likely the world’s thinnest home Nam Henderson 2012-11-15T22:29:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T06:41:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Mr. Keret, 45, received a call from the architect, he was initially puzzled. &ldquo;This guy with a very heavy Polish accent said he wanted to make a house in proportion to my stories,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It sounded like a prank.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Steven Karutz profiled Keret House, a recently completed example of "experimental architecture" by Jakub Szczesny, a Polish architect. &nbsp;Mr. Szczesny, 39, designed the space for an ideal resident, specifically Israeli writer, Etgar Keret. The architect who belongs to a collective called <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centrala</a>, built the house in an incredibly thin gap between two existing buildings.</p> Narrowest building opens in Poland Archinect 2012-10-22T11:53:00-04:00 >2012-10-23T00:12:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="894" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The narrowest building in Poland, and possibly the narrowest in Europe, is the brainchild of Israeli writer Edgar Keret. It was conceived as a memorial to his parents' family, who died in Warsaw during the World War II Holocaust. The house was actually squeezed in-between two existing central Warsaw residential buildings on the edge of the former Warsaw Ghetto. Polish architect Jakub Szczesny designed the weird construction, which is still a real house with all the necessary facilities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Polish architect building world's narrowest house between Warsaw tower blocks</a></p> Polish architect building world's narrowest house between Warsaw tower blocks Paul Petrunia 2011-07-06T12:20:00-04:00 >2012-11-16T16:31:48-05:00 <img src="" width="306" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An alley between an old tenement block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland, will be the location for the skinniest house in the world. The four-storey home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, stretching back nearly 40ft, but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder. It will take over from the world's current official narrowest house, The Wedge, on the island of Great Cumbrae.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>