House & Home (128)
“Keret House”, planned by Jakub Szczesny, will be the narrowest residence in Warsaw. The triangle-shaped house spans three levels and is suspended between two existing buildings above the alley below. The total habitable space is 14,5 square meters.
Why it matters
This project proves that any space can be transformed into a habitable residence. In tough economic times, does this demonstrate how we can reinvent spaces to make them useful homes. What does this mean for the demands on home furniture and furnishings to find innovative space-saving solutions?
IKEA are the protagonists of a new online kitchen brochure. The new digital catalogue contains videos that show the IKEA kitchens of eight real Spanish families. They are individual kitchens and homes that are each very different. In this way, by entering www.ikea.es, we can place ourselves in Juan and Gloria’s kitchen - a couple who have been married 41 years; in Estibaliz’s kitchen - a young woman who has just become independent; at Maria Jose’s house - Maria Jose has five children, two from her previous marriage and three from her husband’s previous marriage.
After many months without finding a buyer for his home, David Garcia decided to launch tupisoporuneuro.com , where potential buyers can bid for his house via reverse auction. The bids have a minimum of 1 euro and a maximum of 150 euros and the winner is whoever makes the lowest bid that is not repeated. The scheme works by charging bidders per bid allowing the operator to recoup the cost of the property and auction process.