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?
“Bottle school project” built a school in San Pablo, Philippines, made out of 1.5 and 2-litre bottles filled with adobe. The new school was donated by the local government of San Pablo and built with the help of volunteers.
The sale of incandescent light bulbs has now become illicit in the EU. Yet there is a new product that will make those happy who despise the cold light of energy saving lamps. To evade EU regulations, a German engineer sells incandescent light bulbs that are declared as mini-heaters in his online shop. With an heating efficiency of 95% these ‘Heatballs’ emit light as a side effect.