Narrow Escape: Thin House Measures Just 4 Horizontal Feet


What it lacks in width it makes up at least a little in height and depth – this narrow home extends 30 feet up and 30 feet back from the street.

Designer Jakub Szczesny (images by Bartek Warzecha of the Polish Modern Art Foundation) designed it for artists in residence to spend a series of weeks – hopefully drawing inspiration from their strange environs.

Set in Warsaw, Poland, the building fills in the interstitial space between two existing structures, with a subtly disjunctive facade.

Lots of windows as well as tall and long interior spaces help it feel open despite its lack of horizontal dimensionality.

And yes, it has everything you need from a house, including bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, with plumbing made as thin as possible. Per the diagram, a series of stairs and ladders connect disparate levels.

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