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?
Startup Sayduck has launched an augmented reality app that allows users to visualise how furniture and home accessories would look in their homes. This idea solves the inherent problem of picturing how a piece of furniture, for instance, would look or fit in its intended environment – next to your existing home decor.
A host of new design mags and blogs are cropping up, but the spaces photographed aren’t the meticulous, perfectly arranged and envy-inducing homes typically featured. The Selby, Apartamento, and design writer Liz Arnold's blog, lizarnold.blogspot.com instead capture how people actually live; the substance and passion of their lives. The idea is that reality – even in all of its messiness – can still be a source of inspiration.