Archinect - News 2014-04-19T16:05:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80617354/housing-design-in-the-future-los-angeles-and-the-politics-of-micro-units "Housing Design in the Future Los Angeles" and the politics of micro-units Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-29T21:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-08T16:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osodlawtfm4hq7cr.jpg" width="295" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects Alice Kimm, FAIA; John Mutlow, FAIA; Lorcan O&rsquo;Herihy, FAIA; Warren Techentin, AIA; Patrick Tighe, FAIA; and Ed Woll, Ph.D. will present housing projects in development and discuss the potential of micro-housing units, transit oriented development and changing lifestyles to create livable density in LA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This past Wednesday, I attended a panel discussion of architects at the University of Southern California about the future of housing in Los Angeles -- an exciting and highly debatable topic nowadays, as transit networks expand and neighborhoods densify. Presented in conjunction with two recently-concluded coordinated exhibitions originally sponsored by <a href="http://laforum.org/content/exhibitions/how-small-is-too-small-and-by-rightby-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a>, "BY-Right/BY-Design" and "How Small Is Too Small?", the discussion was a type of send-off by trying to describe what smaller and more efficient housing in Los Angeles may look like in the next twenty years. While it didn't really provide any tangible answers to that prompt, the panel did settle on a necessary focus of residential architecture: empathizing with the specific inhabitant.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bct7ovuhudzbjxpu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Given population growth within the past twenty years, housing is certainly a top priority for developers: since 1990, LA County as a whole has risen from approximately 8.9M to 10M*, and accommodating th...</p> 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/60336440/editor-s-picks-287 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-30T02:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcxcld19e6v5hpk0.jpg" width="514" height="634" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This week the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59982286/showcase-liyuan-library-by-li-xiaodong-atelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village near Beijing by Li Xiaodong/Atelier</a> as well as two projects from the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial (October 13th - December 12th) were featured&nbsp; Archinect&rsquo;s Showcase series.&nbsp; Namely; the interactive kinetic installation <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60037941/showcase-cerebral-hut-by-guvenc-ozel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cerebral Hut by Guvenc Ozel</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60113231/showcase-augmented-structures-v2-0-by-refik-anadol-alper-derinbogaz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Augmented Structures v2.0</a>, a media installation based on Istanbul's urban texture by Alper Derinbogaz and Refik Anadol.</p> <p> Commenting on Augmented Structures v2.0&nbsp; <strong>FRaC</strong> wrote "<em>i don't know what it is, but i like it</em>" while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13473220/derek-kaplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Kaplan</a> felt the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village was "<em>Beautiful</em>" and continued "<em>The rough twig facade is a little close to something like camouflage, but... so well executed, and to such effect...assuming there are no sprinklers because they were not required by code for public occupancy there</em>"?</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the NYT Opinionator blog Allison Arieff examined the pros and cons of micro-units in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59842600/how-small-is-too-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Small is Too Small?</a> <strong>brooklynmade</strong> argued "<em>Dep...</em></p>