Something is happening in New York City, last month, we wrote about Micro Apartments Are On There Way To Harlem, and it was only a few weeks ago that nArchitects unveiled a video (below) showing off the units at the firm’s micro-units at 335 East 27th Street, better known as the My Micro NY building.
Here’s the video:
But this week, curious onlookers got a better look at the building: New York magazine’s Wendy Goodman took a tour of the prefabricated structure’s model unit, a 302-square-foot studio. Granted, it’s no 90-square-foot apartment, but it is impressive how much can fit into one of the downsized spaces—the view of the kitchen above, for example, shows a table (by Resource Furniture) that also functions as a desk, but doesn’t overwhelm the apartment in either configuration.
The designers at nArchitects employed other tricks to create the illusion of more space:
- The ceilings, for example, are nearly ten feet high
- There are floor-to-ceiling windows in all of the units
- The walls have built-in storage space, and
- A Resource Furniture wall bed is used to create more of a footprint.
“What is surprising is how big it all feels,” nArchitects principal Eric Bunge said. “Everyone goes into this with certain references in their minds, and I think that this is the bombshell that explodes a lot of those references.”
Can this work in Harlem?
Photo credit: 1) by Cameron Blaylock and Mekko Harjo for New York Magazine. 2) by Cameron Blaylock and Mekko Harjo for New York Magazine.