In case you missed it, I originally wrote about Polish architect Jakub Szczęsny's Keret House in July 2011. I'm honestly surprised that this 1.2 meter-wide (four feet) residence that is wedged into an alleyway between two modern apartment buildings in Warsaw's old Jewish ghetto actually got built. Yet here it is in all its claustrophobia-inducing glory.

Technically classified as an art installation and funded by the Foundation of Modern Polish Art, the structure was designed as the temporary home/workplace of Israeli writer Etgar Keret and envisioned as a salon of sorts for “young creators and intellectualists from all over the world." As I said before, here's hoping that these visiting artists have the builds of Lara Flynn Boyle and the breath-holding capabilities of Chriss Angel.

More on the rather touching back story of how the world's thinnest pseudo-home came to be over at the New York Times. Says Szczęsny about the home's completion: "I’m going to get drunk for the first time in my life.”

Related story on MNN: See 9 of the world's thinnest homes [Photo gallery]

Video screenshot: ITN News/YouTube

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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The world's thinnest house, the Keret House, is unveiled in Warsaw, Poland. This skinny residence is wedged into an alleyway between two apartment buildings, an