Continuing on from our last post on quirky buildings, here are some of the world’s narrowest buildings!!!
Singel 166 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
This teeny house, with its rich red brick facade and impressive entrance door, is super cute even if it is a bit on the narrow side!
Kanonia – Warsaw, Poland
Before you start thinking, what is she talking about, these houses aren’t narrow at all, look closer to between the two rows of houses, to the seriously narrow yellow building… It’s practically as narrow as its door and windows! It was built during the 17th century, when apparently there was a property tax in Poland that ws based on the width of the street-facing façade and the number of windows. That would explain a lot!
Sliver House – London, England
Wedged between two traditional British brick-built houses, this building, with its glass facade and modern architecture, looks a bit out of place and quite stark. Its width is merely 3m (10 feet), hence its name is quite fitting, but its depth at the back, at 6m, is substantially more.
Skinny House – Boston, Massachusetts
La Casa Estrecha (The Narrow House) – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
This is also a very cute one. It’s such a good idea to paint the exterior of these narrow buildings in bright colours, otherwise they’d just disappear along the long line of buildings. I really like the way the trees have been planted on either side of the door, giving it great kurb appeal! It is currently being turned into an art gallery apparently.
1-Meter Marvel – Madre de Deus, Brazil
With a width of less than 1 metre (91cm specifically), the Marvel wins the prize for the narrowest building in the world, if not also the ugliest (sorry…). I wonder if anyone actually lives there? It must feel so claustrophobic… and how does a bed even fit inside?