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?
In a country where the scarcity of electricity in rural areas impacts adoption of modern appliances, a rural innovator has designed appliances that give modern benefits without the use of electricity, and at an attractive price (US$ 50). Mitticool is a refrigerator that uses terracotta clay to cool naturally. The products offer a unique solution to homes across rural India and have already piqued the interest of tech biggies such as Bosch & Siemens.
Ikea has released a music video (a cover of a Jona Lewie song) showing several different kitchens in houses. All the kitchens are made out of Ikea products, but at no point does the viewer see any logos or branding. If the consumer is interested in the products, they can click on the furniture in the video and be directed to that exact product page on Ikea’s website.