Apartments: Thin is In?
It seems that over the past decade things keep getting more and more thin; fashion models, laptops, phones…but apartments?
Israeli writer and film maker Etgar Keret inadvertently decided to test the theory that there is no such thing as “too thin” when it comes to apartment living when he decided to build a new home between two buildings; and by “between two buildings” we don’t mean that he built on a nice piece of land that just happened to be located between two buildings, we mean “between two buildings” as in literally squished between the walls of two different buildings.
The home may sound somewhat spacious at two stories tall and 495 square feet, but thanks to the architect, Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala, it is also only 36 inches across at its narrowest point and 48 inches at its widest, making it the worlds thinnest home!
While the world’s thinnest home doesn’t sound very functional, note that it does have a kitchenette, work space and bathroom complete with shower.
Keret insists that people do not need a lot of space to live in and should instead simplify by living in smaller spaces. “Research shows that we are approaching a social disaster because too much living space is built,” he said. “You don’t need that much space to live in, so it is worth considering building smaller scaled, cheaper housing.”
Learn more about the Keret House and take a video tour of its interior HERE.