Winner of the adAPT NYC micro apartment contest announced

The win­ner of the adAPT NYC design con­test was announced this week. The archi­tec­ture firm nAR­CHI­TECTS col­lab­o­rat­ed with Mon­ad­nock Devel­op­ment LLC and Actors Find HDC to pro­duce “My Micro NYC,” the win­ning design of a “micro apart­ment” of rough­ly 400 square feet.

nARCHITECT’s apart­ments con­sist of two areas: a “can­vas” bed­room with eas­i­ly con­vert­ible fold down fur­ni­ture, and a “tool­box” kitchen, bath­room, and stor­age space. The space is designed to max­i­mize util­i­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty. The pro­posed ten-sto­ry build­ing comes with plen­ty of ameni­ties to make up for the small apart­ment, such as a rooftop gar­den, fit­ness room, lounges on each floor, bike stor­age, and laun­dry.

The project will be locat­ed on East 27th St in Kips Bay, Man­hat­tan. The pre­fab­ri­cat­ed, mod­u­lar apart­ments will be man­u­fac­tured local­ly at the Brook­lyn Navy Yard by Cap­sys, an Ener­gy Star com­pa­ny.

Here are the floor plans for the pro­posed apart­ments:
The 2010 Cen­sus showed rapid growth in one- to two-per­son house­holds in Man­hat­tan, and the cur­rent hous­ing sup­ply of stu­dios and one-bed­rooms is approx­i­mate­ly 800,000 units short of the demand. May­or Bloomberg announced the con­test in July 2012 with the goal of find­ing cre­ative and design-for­ward solu­tions to the hous­ing short­age.

The hope is that the micro apart­ments will provide a com­fort­able and styl­ish home for young pro­fes­sion­als inter­est­ed in liv­ing in Man­hat­tan with­out break­ing the bank. The win­ning design is cur­rent­ly on dis­play at the Muse­um of the City of New York’s “Mak­ing Room” exhibit through Sep­tem­ber 15th, along with oth­er micro apart­ment mod­els from around the world.

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