Sometimes Smaller is Better
They’ve dubbed it ‘Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers’. But this fascinating museum exhibit goes well beyond spotlighting contemporary living spaces. Running through September 2013, the showcase treats visitors to a number of revealing urban insights, ranging from the Big Apple’s soaring single adult population to the ways in which changing social, economic, and demographic factors are reshaping the city’s environment.
As you might expect, the exhibit’s starring attraction is New York’s sparkling new housing concept. Known as micro-units, the residential breakthrough was born out of Mayor Bloomberg’s program to develop new housing for a severely undersupplied city. Slated to be constructed on a city-owned site in Manhattan later in 2013, the micro-units are New York’s answer to soaring population growth. How intense will the increase be? Planners are forecasting a population jump of one million by 2030. Couple this dramatic rise with the current undersupply of housing, and micro-units are nothing short of salvation for the city.
As the museum exhibit demonstrates, the micro-units not only set vigorous new standards for innovative design, they pack fresh, bold approaches into the construction as well. Visitors even get to sample the goods in advance thanks to the exhibit’s fully furnished micro unit, which has been designed for leisurely, people-friendly walk-throughs. Those who can’t get enough of micro-unit mania also can view the complete collection of concept proposals that made it to the mayor’s desk.
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