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?
“Hotel Para Plantas” is a hotel for plants in the Isla Azul shopping center in Madrid. Throughout the summer, travelers could take their plants to be looked after by a team of professional botanists, while their owners were away enjoying a summer holidays.
Ikea has always been a DIY furnishings destination. Recently though it has adapted to broaden its appeal. The latest campaign promotes the services of Lars, the Ikea Assembly Man, who will assemble your furniture for $40 an hour.