Feb
07

Bloomberg Announces Micro-Apartment Design Winner

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winner of New York City’s micro-unit apartment design competition this week.  The design competition we reported on in July seeks to address some of the City’s housing problems.   

The winning team of Monadonck Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation and nARCHOTECTS, designed the modular units with 10-foot-high ceilings, Juliet balconies, big windows and ample storage.  See the slide show of images  here.  The 250 to 370 square feet micro-apartments are being built as pre-fabricated modular units at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and will be placed on a city-owned site at 335 East 27th Street in Manhattan.  They should be ready for move in by September 2015.  It is being reported that 22 of the 55 units will be set aside for the low- and middle-income renters with a price range of $940 to 1870 per month.

Many of the space-saving plans including completion entries are featured in an exhibit at the Museum of New York City called “Making Room:  New Models for Housing New Yorkers”    

http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/york-micro-apartment-design-winner-announced-214258808.html

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