This is very cool – a Polish firm has been commissioned to build the world’s narrowest home by one of the world’s hottest short story writers.
Etgar Keret has commissioned Centrala to build a home that will be wedged between two buildings and measure less than 133 cm at its widest spot.
Although Centrala describes the house as an art installation, it will contain a bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen, and the plan is for it to serve as a residence and studio for young creators.
The house is slated to open in Warsaw in June. Poland is now on my list of places to visit.
This story, published in COSMOS Magazine, confirms the eminently quotable William Gibson in his contention that the short story is science fiction’s ideal form.
The story – fast-paced, high-concept, and gratifying – is “800 ms” by David Taub. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of Taub’s work from now on.
(On a related note, COSMOS is where I’ll be interning this summer! It is predominantly a science magazine that also publishes quality SF, glaven.)