Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced a pilot program to build “micro” apartments for New York City–tiny living spaces designed for singles looking to make the move to the Big Apple.
At between 275 and 300 square feet, the proposed apartments would be about the size of a spacious ATM vestibule. And at a market rate of around $2,000 a month, they wouldn’t be cheap, either.
Architects entering the Mayor’s competition to design the micro-units should take a cue from Gary Chang, the Hong Kong architect who turned his family’s cramped, 330-square-foot tenement apartment into a sleek living space with 24 different room combinations.
Watch the four-minute video, and you may start to believe that living in a closet-sized home really isn’t so bad at all.
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