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Jonathan Rose’s Micro-Apartment Complex Balances Tiny Living Spaces with Ample Communal Areas

Posted By Andrew Goodwin On January 29, 2013 @ 12:01 pm In Architecture,Tiny Homes | 1 Comment


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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 [10] across the United States, and this competition shows the growth through a variety of designs. The team member LifeEdited had a recent micro-apartment [11] commended for its design, while Jonathan Rose Companies is well known for their work in New York City for sustainable housing. The Via Verde [12] apartment complex in the Bronx is one of the most striking designs in the push for sustainable housing in New York City.

Via Curbed [13]


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[6] Jonathan Rose Companies: http://www.rosecompanies.com/

[7] Curtis+Ginsberg: http://www.cplusga.com/

[8] Grimshaw: http://grimshaw-architects.com/

[9] LifeEdited: http://www.lifeedited.com/category/architecture/

[10] grow in acceptance: http://inhabitat.com/san-francisco-joins-the-micro-apartment-craze-and-approves-220-square-foot-units/

[11] recent micro-apartment: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/17/sullivan_street_apartment_fits_1100_square_feet_into_420.php

[12] Via Verde: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/mayor-bloomberg-inaugurates-striking-stepped-via-verde-green-housing-complex-in-the-bronx/

[13] Curbed: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/01/23/meet_the_five_finalists_in_nycs_microapartment_competition.php

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