Curious about the city's teeny-tiny but much-anticipated My Micro NY apartments that are set to start at just $950 a month? New York-based nARCHITECTS, who designed the modular building, has released a new video offering a sneak peak inside the 250- to 370-square-foot residences. There's not too much to see yet since they're very much still works in progress, but the video (after the jump) does give a nice sense of how spacious (or not spacious) the units will be.
The video takes viewers through the entire design process of the micro-units, from fabrication at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the stacking phase at Kips Bay. At the end of the video, the architects take a tour of a somewhat finished unit (though not yet furnished). As you can imagine, it’s a very quick tour considering the size of the apartment.
Manhattan’s first micro-apartment building is located at 335 E 27th Street in Kips Bay. The $17 million development, which will have a total of 55 studios ranging from 250 to 370 square feet, made headlines when it was announced that the cheapest studios will rent for just $950 a month depending on the resident’s income.
The development is a pilot project launched by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, which worked with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development to waive certain zoning regulations to facilitate the initiative. If the plan proves successful, the complex could be used as a future model for affordable housing for the city.
Rental applications for My Micro NY/Carmel Place are still being accepted at NY Housing Connect through November 2nd.
Via NY Curbed
Images via 6sqft and nARCHITECTS