The FloorplanSome details of the winning design, chosen from a field of 33: • 55 micro-units that measure 250 to 370 square feet. 40 percent of the apartments will be set aside as affordable housing units, based on competitive market rates, and will be available to households with incomes that meet specific criteria based on Area Median Income. • Modular construction, with the modules prefabricated locally by Capsys at the Brooklyn Navy Yard • 9'-10" floor-to-ceiling heights in apartments with Juliette balconies to amplify the sense of openness. The kitchen, bath and storage (closets and loft) are part of a "toolbox" area, and the main area or "canvas" is a flexible, open space for living and sleeping. A counter/table that separates the kitchen from the living area can be folded up when not in use to further open up the space. • Efficient apartment design with ample storage, like a 16'-long overhead loft space and a full-depth closet. • Programmed interior space, like a resident lounge and reading areas, that comprises 18% of the building's gross square footage and is available to all building residents. Common spaces will include a rooftop garden, shared lounge areas, including one that can seat 20 for dinner and an 8th floor deck. Laundry, storage, bike and fitness rooms are also planned. • A multi-purpose and transparently-glazed space on the ground floor that could be programed for rehearsals, performances, lectures and other creative activities, in addition to a café.
RenderingThe resulting building will be located on West 27th street and is slated to be the first multi-unit modular construction structure in Manhattan. The team behind the winning proposal includes Monadnock Development, nARCHITECTS and the Actors Fund HDC. Interested in learning more? An exhibit on the project opens tomorrow at the Museum of the City of New York. MORE INFO: • adAPT Press Release 1.22.13 • New York Times • Museum of the City of New York MORE MICROUNITS ON APARTMENT THERAPY: • Micro Unit Design Solutions and a Little Bit of Apartment Therapy • SF's Micro-Apartments: 220 Square Feet for $1500 (Images: New York City Mayors Office via the New York Times)