Amazingly Efficient Use of Space in World’s Narrowest House

It’s hard to imagine anyone living in the world’s most narrowest home, sandwiched like a pill between two large buildings. But this 150 sq ft home designed by Jakub Szczesny of Polish design firm Centrala is not just a concept, it is, in fact, the real deal.

The Keret House, named after Szczesny's favorite writer and poet, measures an astounding 47 x 27 inches. With an amazingly efficient use of space, the home includes a bed, desk, tiny kitchen, and shower. The water and septic systems are inspired by boat design and are self-contained. Szczesny plans to use the space as an artist's residence and art installation space. Construction began earlier this month.


Centrala website
via [Laughing Squid], [Architizer]



January 24, 2017

Encouraging Letters Written by Outgoing U.S. Presidents to Incoming Successors

“The critics will rage.” That’s what former President George W. Bush wrote to his successor (then-President-elect) Barack Obama shortly before he took the Oval Office in 2009. Included as a line in a longer note, Bush’s presidential letter is part of a long tradition of presidents writing to those who are replacing them. The parting words transcend party lines and offer advice, camaraderie, and comfort to what will be an inexplicably challenging four (or eight)

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