Carmel Place - NYC's First Micro-Apartment Tower

Carmel Place is New York City's first micro-apartment tower by NArchitects. Located in Manhattan's Kips Bay neighborhood, it was recently completed in early 2016. Carmel Place is a 55-unit modular, micro-unit residential building that provides a new paradigm for cities with affordable housing issues. Each unit ranges in size from 250 to 370 square feet. The narrow building is made up of four thin, stepped volumes clad in varying shades of grey bricks. These efficient units feature well-lit living/sleeping quarters, with sliding glass doors, Juliet balconies and ceiling heights over 9 feet. Furnished units include built in wall system and pieces such as a sofa that converts to a bed, vertical storage large enough for a surfboard, and an adjustable height coffee table that can become a working desk.
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312 sq. ft

312 sq ft apartment by 3XA based in Wroclaw, Poland features a loft bed, staircase with storage, living area, kitchen, bathroom, and a desk. The architects used simple, modest and affordable finishes - these include particleboard to construct surfaces of furnishings such as the bar table and bookshelf/steps, white paint to cover the brickwork and unfinished wood floors. The double height ceiling lends itself to the creation of a sleeping loft above the living area, creating a separation of day and evening activities. Despite its small size, the apartment manages to maximize the space to feel spacious and welcoming.
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Songpa Micro Housing

With the advent of micro-apartments in cities, architects such as SsD are beginning to look at ways to increase potential for socializing in these small spaces. Songpa Micro-Housing in Seoul, South Korea, explores a novel typology that extends the boundaries of the unit to include semi-public circulation areas and balconies between the units - functioning as a public/private space and extending the indoors outdoors encouraging interaction between neighbors.

The dynamic nature of the housing block allows residents to occupy one or more units depending on their needs which can be combined in a variety of ways such as a gallery space, work space or extra bedrooms. The flexible living arrangement allows occupants to expand housing needs as required and live more sustainably as they do not have to move buildings when living needs change.
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Zoku Loft

The Zoku Loft is a cosy 258 square feet living and working space in Amsterdam's East Canal District. Each unit is outfitted with space-saving features including a retractable staircase, hide-away storage and sleeping areas, while still having a spacious bathroom and full kitchen. Although, it is intended for short stays aimed at travelling professionals, one can imagine integrating this into increasingly smaller homes in the cities.

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Yo! Home

Yo! Home is a compact, modular 40 sq meter living space designed by Simon Woodroffe. The interior of the unit sits on a raised platform with hidden storage - including a dining table and seating area that can be hidden when not in use. The lounge area is half sunken, creating less visual noise across the small space. The most interesting feature is the bed that descends from the ceiling onto the seating area. This unit is a modular prototype for an upcoming 24-unit apartment building in Manchester.

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Domino Loft

Domino Loft is a multi-functional living and working space located in the heart of San Francisco, designed by ICOSA Design. With custom furnishings that are carefully designed, the project packs several features including a dry-erase board wall, a fold-out murphy guest bed, a hidden dining room, a hidden full-size closet and a spacious bedroom accessible via a ladder. The custom millwork, metal work and cabinetry were pre-fabricated in Oakland and re-assembled on site.
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