January 24, 2013
My Micro NYC; image: nARCHITECTS
On Tuesday we wrote about the new exhibition “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers,” which opened yesterday at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). The exhibition–full of dollhouse-sized studios and apartmentlets of the future–includes several of the designs submitted for New York City’s adAPT competition. The winning submission, My Micro NYC, by nARCHITECTS, Monadnock Development LLC, and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, will be developed on a site on East 27th Street in Manhattan. The structure will include multi-purpose spaces, lounges, and even an attic garden, providing luxuries not typically associated with efficiency apartments while encouraging interaction among neighbors. But while a lot of attention has been given to the winning proposal, there were actually 33 entries in total, a record within the Housing and Preservation Department. We’ve collected a few of the other submissions for your viewing. Click through to check them out!