Gallery: Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space...

Micro-housing has become a hot topic as New York City aims to reconcile its lack of affordable housing with its booming population, but the majority of tiny apartment concepts out there involve constructing new buildings from scratch. Korean architect Donghyun Kim has devised an entirely different solution, which aims to utilize wasted spaces in existing infrastructure to create new dwellings. In 2013, Kim's proposal was awarded second place in the residential category of the ‘RE-THINKING THE FUTURE’ design competition.

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  1. docholly January 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I lived in a tiny studio in Little Italy in the 1970’s. my shower/tub was in the kitchen. ‘bedroom’ area was the size of a bunk bed. but it was $25 month. When I graduated from college I lived in an SRO. 1 room with bed/desk/chair & a toilet/sink/shower. the kitchen was shared with 4 other rooms on W. 79th street. I paid 65.00/month for that. When my son was born we moved into an SRO with a microwave at 100.00 month and finally in 1980 we got a 1 bed/1bath with kitchen for 225/month. which i raised 6 children (my 2 and my husband’s 4 in) I would KILL today for any of those back.

  2. جمال اللافي November 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    thank you.

  3. Ali Van November 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    this is how i want to live actually.. or a micro apartment, its the way of the future!

    please stop making us wait for moderators to approve messages.. its annoying and no wonder nobody comments