A rendering of a kitchen in the exhibit
As high housing costs and low inventory have altered the traditional household structure, design firms are taking notice and upping the ante on efficient layouts. This fall, the National Building Museum (NBM) is introducing an exhibit that will feature a 1,000 square-foot house displaying some of the latest in innovative adaptable furniture technology.
The Making Room: Housing for a Changing America exhibit will present a vision of housing solutions that will cater to three segments of the population that increasingly need living arrangements that cater to them: extended family households, roommates and elderly persons aging in-place.
Organized by the Citizens Housing & Planning Council and presented in partnership with Resource Furniture and Clei, the furniture in the exhibit will be changed twice during its run to demonstrate the adaptability of the layout to each of the three living scenarios.
A number of other innovative housing solutions will be highlighted, including shared housing experiments in the DC area, co-housing experiments nationwide and phenomena such as tiny houses and micro-apartments.
“Households in the United States are changing, but housing supply and policy is not changing at the same pace,” Chase W. Rynd, president and executive director of NBM, said in a statement. “Making Room offers the opportunity to explore innovative design solutions to meet evolving lifestyle needs in today’s society, both through case studies and with the full-scale Open House that we are constructing in our galleries.”
The exhibit will run from November 18, 2017 through September 16, 2018; the “roommates” layout will be the first on display.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/making_room_for_innovative_furniture_solutions_in_dc/13062
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Landmark Theatres is in the final stages of negotiations that would have it operating... read »
The housing market last month was not as hot as September 2020, but that is probably ... read »
The next phase on the Center Block would deliver 166 apartments and 221 hotel rooms.... read »
DC's crane count still ranks as one of the highest among U.S. cities despite a declin... read »
The latest installment of Above Asking revisits two recently-featured listings in the... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
STAY DC provides rental aid and utility payment grants to at-risk District residents ... read »
The yet-to-be-built home may set a new bar for luxury in the residential real estate ... read »
Federal Realty plans to eventually file a planned unit development application for th... 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