Building a house less than a meter wide may sound like a ridiculous idea, but now there is one just that narrow in the Polish capital. A building just 92cm across has opened in Warsaw as an artistic installation.
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. The building’s several levels comprise a “micro-kitchen, mini-bathroom, sleeping cubicle and tiny work area, all accessible via ladders," architect Szczesny said.
Its narrowest façade is just 92cm wide, while the widest is only 152cm. Despite it being rather compact, Keret plans to live there when he visits Warsaw.