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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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House Needs a Sandwich

Construction is finally underway on The Thin House, the impossibly thin house (just over two feet wide at its narrowest) in Poland, where the Israeli author Etgar Keret will live briefly before passing the space on to other creative people, potentially spurring a claustrophobia-art renaissance. It makes you wonder why they don't build it first and then swing it in like a coin into a slot, but I am no architect. ("Put glue on the sides?") Here's the rendering from way back when, and Keret's latest short story collection, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, remains great.

More information on The Thin House (not its official name) can be found here.

8 Comments / Post A Comment

Beatrix Kiddo

2 feet wide? And people thought Edna St. Vincent Millay's house was narrow!

frigwiggin

Someday I'm going to go set my uterus free there.

Anne

Some houses are just naturally thin.

Tuna Surprise

@Anne
Yeah, plus it gets pizza delivered there all the time.

Mira

That looks so horrible.

Megasus

I'm pretty sure I'm too wide for that house. sadface.

HeyThatsMyBike

Can't wait to read what Keret writes after living in 2 ft wide space for several months (or even after living there for like...3 days). I mean, the things he writes when he lives in normal spaces are so fabulously off-the-wall, that this might weird it up even more, right?

Patrick M

Here are some other houses by the same architect: http://brasscockroach.com/h4ll0w33n2007/manga/Amigara-Full/Amigara-5.html

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