Making Room: New York's Micro Apartments

By James S. Russell - 2013-01-29T17:44:56Z

Photograph by Museum of the City of New York/nARCHITECTS via Bloomberg

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New York's First Micro-Apartment

Confronting a chronic shortage of affordable housing, the City of New York sponsored a competition to develop reduced-cost "micro apartments" to accommodate the one-third of New York City households that consist of single people. The Museum of the City of New York exhibits finalists, the winning scheme, and tiny-apartment examples worldwide.

A computer rendering of the winning idea, designed by the Manhattan architecture firm nARCHITECTS, is New York's first micro-apartment development. Units ranging from 250 to 375 square feet will be built on East 27th Street in Manhattan by Monadnock Development LLC.

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