Architectural Design of the Year, Poland

Name of project:

Keret House

Type of project:

writer’s studio

Street & City where project is located:

The gap between ul. Żelazna 74 and ul. Chłodna 22 in Warsaw

Total space (not leasable space):

14 sqm


The Fundation of Polish Modern Art and The City of Warsaw

Name of investor:

The Fundation of Polish Modern Art and The City of Warsaw


Jakub Szczęsny

Brief description of the architectural studio:

Jakub Szczęsny is the co-founder of the Centrala Designers Task Force. His main interests include unique residencies and intervention in public space in places of conflict.

Brief information about the project from an architectural point of view:

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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