NYC's First Micro-Units Will Deliver in December

  • Oct 21st 2015

by UrbanTurf Staff

NYC's First Micro-Units Will Deliver in December: Figure 1
A rendering of the modular construction process. design nARCHITECTS, illustration courtesy Mir.no

Carmel Place, the 55-unit building that won former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s competition in 2013 to build a multi-family micro-unit building in the city, is aiming to be complete in December with delivery shortly thereafter.

Carmel Place will be located in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan (map), but the modular units have been constructed off-site in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

NYC's First Micro-Units Will Deliver in December: Figure 2
An interior rendering of a unit. design nARCHITECTS, illustration courtesy Ledaean

The units will range in size from 250 to 370 square feet, and the project will have a downstairs retail component as well as a gym for residents.

NYC's First Micro-Units Will Deliver in December: Figure 3
Modular units under construction at Capsys in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Courtesy nARCHITECTS.

The team behind the micro-units told UrbanTurf back in January that it has run into a few snags while working out how to make the building become a reality. City code dictates, for example, that living rooms must be a minimum of eight feet wide.

“It’s a lot of negotiating, juggling and trying to find or squeeze out your inches and making sure that everything is compliant,” Vandal explained. “It’s been a challenge to say the least.”

nArchitects, the design firm behind the micro-units, just released the following short video of the design and construction process. See below:

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/nycs_first_micro-units_will_deliver_in_december/10490.

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