Archinect - News 2014-10-23T02:07:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80394436/new-york-s-micro-unit-exhibition-extended-to-september-15th New York’s micro-unit exhibition extended to September 15th Justine Testado 2013-08-26T20:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h86sznch54em4ge3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Due to popular demand, the Museum of the City of New York is now extending their "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit until Sept. 15, 2013. Originally planned to close on Labor Day weekend after recently hosting its special "Living Large While Living Small" series this month, the exhibit continues to attract visitors from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>In addition to experiencing the fully built micro-apartment, visitors were drawn to one specific feature: the "Cubista." The Cubista is a coffee table and ottoman that transforms to a table that can seat four people.</em></p> <p> <em>Starting Friday, Aug. 30 until Sept. 15, any museum visitor can enter for a chance to win the $1,000 Cubista (with paid admission). One lucky visitor will be chosen.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small Justine Testado 2013-08-09T16:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:12:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dad1abd802f621c8af246470bbd87ce.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of the popular "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, the Museum of the City of New York will host "Living Large While Living Small", a series of events about how to live comfortably and stylishly in small urban spaces -- not to mention that all events will take place in a fully built 325-sq.ft "micro-apartment" housed inside the museum (an apartment size prohibited in most of NYC).</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80394436/new-york-s-micro-unit-exhibition-extended-to-september-15th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York&rsquo;s micro-unit exhibition extended to September 15th</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68552988/the-ny-times-on-narchitects-winning-scheme-for-the-adapt-micro-unit-competition The NY Times on nArchitects' winning scheme for the adAPT micro-unit competition Archinect 2013-03-01T00:12:00-05:00 >2013-08-09T16:41:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvd1o4w702gsi097.jpg" width="388" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nick Lembo, the president of Monadnock, recruited nArchitects for the competition. &ldquo;Some architects shy away from modular construction, and some are intimidated by micro-units,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;But Mimi and Eric were excited by the creative challenges. They created an incredibly space-efficient unit with an open design that will make it feel larger than its square footage.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e5bd9af17530b6768c3b41f6158403a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-22T15:12:00-05:00 >2013-08-09T16:44:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4ra7iqgzqnxb0vza.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with city officials, announced today the winner of the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the city&rsquo;s growing small-household population [...]. The winning entry, &lsquo;My Micro NY,&rsquo; was designed by a development team comprising Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53249225/mayor-bloomberg-announces-new-micro-unit-apartment-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg announces new "micro-unit" apartment design competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53575343/editor-s-picks-273 Editor's Picks #273 Nam Henderson 2012-07-15T11:00:00-04:00 >2012-07-16T18:41:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5w6qahig3jb3v03.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rusty Shackleford quipped "I wonder what the realtor spin will be with these units... &lsquo;Japan style luxury!&rsquo; &lsquo;MINI COOPER with plumbing! Going fast!&rsquo; ...I lived once in 275sg.ft. place in NYC. A more appropriate name for this housing type would be JAIL." KarjaCH countered "if properly designed with great attention paid to detail, 300 sf can be the most amazing place to live". Meanwhile hanque helpfully pointed out "if you look at the RFP they've already been designed."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect&rsquo;s latest project featured in the <strong>Showcase</strong> series is the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/53250427/showcase-house-in-ovar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Ovar</a>, Portugal, by architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/53250427/showcase-house-in-ovar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paula Santos</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zo73mrjvrcnh4qu.jpg" title=""></p> <br><p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> NYC launched the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the City&rsquo;s growing small-household population. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53249225/mayor-bloomberg-announces-new-micro-unit-apartment-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">adAPT NYC seeks to create additional choices within New York City&rsquo;s housing market to accommodate the city&rsquo;s changing demographics</a>. The focus being on developing new proposals for a rental building composed primarily, or completely, of micro-units -- apartments smaller than what is allowed under current regulations.</p> <br><p> <strong>Rusty Shackleford</strong> quipped "<em>I wonder what the realtor spin will be with these units... &lsquo;Japan style luxury!&rsquo; &lsquo;MINI COOPER with plumbing! Going fast!&rsquo; ...I lived once in 275sg.ft. place in NYC. A more appropriate name for this housing type would be JAIL.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>KarjaCH</strong> countered "<em>if properly designed with great attention paid to detail, 300 sf can be the most amazing place to live. I spent a year in a 275 sq ft ...</em></p>