At less than 400 feet, the winning design of New York's adAPT NYC contest isn't the roomiest spot. But “My Micro NY," as the design is called, still manages to squeeze in some coveted amenities, including 10-foot-high ceilings and Juliet balconies.
The judges were impressed enough with the proposal to give the team--made up of Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and the firm nARCHITECTS--the opportunity to create a building, composed of 55 "micro-units." The micro-units will be between 250 and 370 square feet, and 40 percent of them will be designated for "affordable" housing. It'll even be Manhattan's first multi-unit building made with modular construction.