Keret House, the narrowest house in the world

Award:

Outstanding Non-Business Achievement of the Year, CEE

Name of Achievement:

Keret House, the narrowest house in the world

Achiever: Jakub Szczęsny
Iinformation about the achievement, describing the context of the achievement and it’s results or impact: Keret House is an architectural tool for cultural reconciliation and the symbolic return of Etgar Keret, an Israeli writer with Warsaw orgins. In the former Jewish ghetto district, in a 92152 cm gap between two buildings representing different historical periods, a 14 sqm, two-level fully-equipped studio was built for one person. The modular steel structure was enclosed with Kingspan nano-foam 5cm sandwich panels on lateral walls and with 2cm translucent policarbonate on its street-side façade and on the roof. The white, luminous interior finished with lacquered mdf with integrated 90cm kitchenette, dining space for two, a workdesk and a bed. The bathroom has a corian shower basin in the floor. Two windows for cross-ventilation. The structure is entered through a trapdoor in the lower level's floor. Equipped with Gira switches, Volunta Parquet oak flooring.




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