Gallery: Jonathan Rose’s Micro-Apartment Complex Balances Tiny Living S...

As Mayor Bloomberg announced the results of New York City’s adAPT NYC Competition last week, the team of Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis+Ginsberg, Grimshaw, Scape and LifeEdited shared in the excitement of being a finalist. Their submission entitled “CO: Compact, Connected, Complete” proposed a 60-unit apartment building full of micro-apartments of 303 square feet each. This submission was one of many that took on the challenge to create more housing units for one- and two-person households in light of the space restrictions and urban density of NYC.

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  1. Chris Lee March 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    So they changed the law to allow more people per sqft. Real estate developers can now make more money from less sqft. Yay! As rents adjust and this becomes the norm families will only be able to afford 400 sqft apartments. I am not convinced this is the future we want. How about we work on new models of ownership for the residents rather than higher profits for developers.