Keret House is the installation art in the form of an insert in between two existing buildings. The project was launched on Saturday 20th of October in Warsaw. It is led by the Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

Jakub Szczesny is a Polish architect who claims to have built the narrowest house measuring 92 cm in its narrowest point and 152 cm in its widest point. This house is located between two historical buildings at Warsaw, Poland. Amazingly, this one of a kind house is like invisible if you were just passing by the street. So unnoticeable you would even think it’s there because of its size and where it is located.  Jakub Szczesny and Centrala a group of designers, whom he is a co-founder, transform this little space into something unimaginable place to live in. He partnered with Israeli writer Etgar Keret to create a place that can live and work but suitable for a one writer so he/she can focus on their work but would not stay long in such small place.

The result of this partnership is a worldwide recognition in their effort to create a habitable house in such a small place.

Oh by the way, the house is located between buildings at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in Warsaw, Poland. In case you’re interested to go or see the house!

Keret House is located at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in Warsaw, Poland.
Keret House is located at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in Warsaw, Poland.
The Keret House is squeezed into a crevice between two buildings in the centre of Warsaw and will provide a temporary home for travelling writers.
“I started to think who could live there. It had to be a person that would like to be a hermit, someone who would like to spend time alone doing something, but doing what?”
“It requires a sense of humour, as you cannot stay long in a place like this,” joked Szczesny.
He built a house for travelling writer
“Everything was custom and everything needed to be pushed,” said Szczesny, explaining how they managed to fit in all the necessary furnishings.
The body of the house is raised up on stilts and a staircase leads inside from underneath.
The house will remain in place for at least two years, but could end up staying for good. “It has already become a Warsaw icon and is already on the tourist map,” said the architect.


Photography: Bartek Warzecha. © Polish Modern Art Foundation, The National Centre for Culture.