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?
Panasonic will enter the furniture market by making tables which can wirelessly recharge mobile devices. A solar powered panel can be built into any table and it is capable of recharging mobile devices via ‘QI wireless power transmission technology’.
Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan designed a house that literally sits on top of a sled, allowing it to be towed off to a different location whenever the need arises. Used as a holiday retreat, the Hut on Sleds is a beach house that occupies a floor space of 40 square meters. Equipped to accommodate a family of five, it comes with an open space (that can multitask as living, dining and kitchen areas), a bathroom and two sleeping zones (including a children's quarters with a three-tiered bunk).