Rendering courtesy NYC Mayor’s office.
Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation and nARCHITECTS will soon be designing very small apartments for New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday morning that the three partners won the adAPT NYC project, a competition to design, construct and operate the city’s first micro-unit apartment building.
Designers map out a microunit.
The winning proposal, “My Micro NY,” was chosen from 33 submissions. It will include 55 new apartments, ranging in size from 250 to 370 square feet, with ceilings of 9 to 10 feet and juliet balconies.
From the press release:
Designed by nARCHITECTS, ‘My Micro NY’ is an elegant building distinguished by the creative use of setbacks and subtle changes in the color of the brick cladding. A multi-purpose and transparently-glazed space on the ground floor will be programed for rehearsals, performances, lectures and other creative activities, in addition to a café. Inside, the efficient apartment design includes ample storage, such as a 16’-long overhead loft space and a full-depth closet. Compact kitchens contain a full-height pull-out pantry, a full-height fridge, range, and space for a convection microwave.
The look of the winning proposal, along with other finalists, will be revealed at the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” on Wednesday.
Rendering inside a micro-unit. Courtesy of NYC Mayor’s office.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Bloomberg stressed that the micro-units would not be the city’s sole effort to increase affordable housing, and are intended for one or two resident to live in, rather than a family.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/bloomberg_announces_winner_of_adapt_nyc_microunit_competition/6546.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The development will be located a few blocks south of the Takoma Metro station.... read »
The new development along South Capitol Street includes a new amenity for UrbanTurf: ... read »
DC's Office of Planning recently looked at DC's migration patterns in 2022. Today, Ur... read »
A new plan is on the boards for a group of five townhouses in the middle of DC's Chin... read »
Crescent Communities has filed a site plan application with the county for a 467-unit... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult questi... read »
Dupont Circle’s Swann House, a former 15-bedroom bed and breakfast, will be listed ... read »
The two-building project will include approximately 825 residential units, 151 lodgin... read »
There are two new proposals to redevelop the center at 14th and U Streets NW that are... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro