"Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers," a new exhibit exploring micro-living at the Museum of the City of New York opened yesterday. LaunchPad is a 325 square-foot installation by Amie Gross Architects that anchors the exhibition, on view until September 15. Mayor Bloomberg simultaneously announced the winners of the adAPT competition to build NYC's first micro-unit apartment building. nARCHITECTS will break ground this year on the eastern end of 27th Street, building 55 units as small as 250 square feet.
In other news, check out furniture that changes color with heat and the potential Kinect tech for smartphones and tablets. See the headlines after the jump.• New Adventures In Micro-Living On View In NYC | Architizer
• A Look At The New "Kinect" For Smartphones | Co.Design
• Thermochromic Furniture That Changes Color On Contact | Huff Post Home
(Photo: John Halpern/courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York via Architizer)