Microapartment, Compact, connected, complete, Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis+Ginsberg, Grimshaw, Scape, Life Edited, apartment, New York City, adapt NYC RFP

Designed by a team led by developer Jonathan Rose Companies, this proposed a modern apartment building features three unit options of 303 square feet for small space city living. Each apartment comes with a bathroom, kitchen, convertible bed, and a balcony. The designs are elegant and straight-forward showing a level of thoughtfulness when it comes to the building’s cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Communal spaces can be found throughout the building, which also add to the building’s thoughtfulness.

Micro-apartments continue to grow in acceptance across the United States, and this competition shows the growth through a variety of designs. The team member LifeEdited had a recent micro-apartment commended for its design, while Jonathan Rose Companies is well known for their work in New York City for sustainable housing. The Via Verde apartment complex in the Bronx is one of the most striking designs in the push for sustainable housing in New York City.

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