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New York City’s 14 Most Famous Micro Apartments

When micro spaces find their way into design magazines and architecture blogs, they reach a weird level of internet fame. Whether it’s because an interior transforms into a mindboggling seven rooms or because a lofted bed feels kind of like a coffin, people just can’t stop staring at miniature apartments. Here’s a look back at 14 New York City microdwellings that made the media rounds, from the immaculately designed to

Micro-Apartments Head to the Midwest

Micro apartments are a recent trend in overcrowded and expensive coastal locales like San Francisco and New York, but they’ve been moving inwards to the Midwest—even though these cities have plenty of space. Des Moines is one such city with a growing market for the smaller-than-traditional spaces. Even though you can buy a three bedroom home for under $150,000, a converted office building is now a new development, complete with

325 sq. ft. Micro Apartment Coming to Museum of the City of New York as Part of Small Living Exhibit

An example of the kind of transforming furniture that might be included in the exhibit. Photo: Resource Furniture With life expectancy at an all-time high for New Yorkers and the loss of hundreds of homes after Hurricane Sandy, there have been some serious concerns about where and how we’re all supposed to keep living here together. Interest in smaller dwellings as a solution had already been growing since before the

New York City’s 14 Most Famous Micro Apartments

When micro spaces find their way into design magazines and architecture blogs, they reach a weird level of internet fame. Whether it’s because an interior transforms into a mindboggling seven rooms or because a lofted bed feels kind of like a coffin, people just can’t stop staring at miniature apartments. Here’s a look back at 14 New York City microdwellings that made the media rounds, from the immaculately designed to

New York to Complete First Prefabricated “Micro-Apartments” this Year

With floor areas clocking in at as little as 260 square feet, My Micro NYhousing units by nARCHITECTS are the latest singles-oriented housing option to enter the New York rental market. The modular units will be fabricated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for stacking in Kips Bay this spring, and are projected to welcome their first inhabitants by the end of 2015. Current New York city zoning and density rules set a minimum apartment floor area of 400 square

Why Micro Apartments Are The Next Big Trend In City Living

With big city dreams come small city apartments. Urban dwellers must face the reality that cities are becoming increasingly over-crowded which means that housing is in short supply. In New York City, 1.8 million one- and two-person households exist, but there are only 1 million studio and one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, leaving a housing shortage. The surge of tech wizards descending on San Francisco and the Bay area has caused

Micro Apartments Are Basically Dorms For Adults, And Soon We’ll All Live In Them

Prepare for micro living! As a city overflowing with singles (NYU students included) that need a place to live, housing for the individual needs to be built. These very necessary and novel spaces make up the miniaturized world of micro apartments that are coming to New York. As the winning design for the Department of Housing Preservation and Developments initiative to build micro living spaces, My Micro NY is the

Micro-apartments Can Be Both Livable and Healthy

Though incomprehensible to many people, and criticized as unhealthy by some, micro-apartments provide another tool to combat growing apartment unaffordability in the world’s most expensive cities. With creative design and proper standards, small spaces can be liveable, healthy, and more affordable. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australia ranks as the third-least affordable country in the world. Sydney, for example, with housing prices having risen 14.3 per cent in

Here’s One Brilliant Interior Design Plan For NYC’s New ‘Micro Apartments’

What is it about tiny, transforming homes that has the design world so captivated? The “micro-unit” trend got another boost today when Mayor Bloomberg revealed the winning design for New York City’s first 300-square-foot apartments. Far from appearing claustrophobic, the design calls for big windows, ample storage space, and spacious balconies. But interior design is as important as the layout; from pull-down beds to multi-use chairs, it is literally what

240 SF Micro Apartment in NYC with Library and Loft

I’m so excited to show you this micro apartment in NYC that was photographed by David Engelhardt for Dwell Magazine. Living in a place like NYC forces you to make the most of the space you have. That’s why the city is filled with so many fascinating small spaces, like this one. Micro Apartment in NYC How much can you fit into 240 square feet? This apartment/studio will give you