Proposals About New Microapartments Highlight Benefits and Drawbacks

Proposals About New Microapartments Highlight Benefits and Drawbacks

Designs for micro-apartments feature amenities that serve multiple purposes at with a small footprint. (Courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office)

The apartment of New York City’s future, as the city imagines it, has all the amenities of modern life: wheelchair-accessible bathroom, a full kitchen, space for entertaining and access to a gym, communal lounge, front and back porches and a rooftop garden — all in 250 to 370 square feet.

In Winning Design, City Hopes to Address a Cramped Future

Winner of NYC Mayor Bloomberg's competition for best micro unit apartment design at 350 SF.

Panoramic Interests micro-apartment proposal at 1321 Mission Street in San Francisco. (Courtesy Panoramic Interests)

Panoramic Interests micro-apartment proposal at 1321 Mission Street in San Francisco.

Energy Efficient Home Upgrades in Los Angeles For $0 Down -- Home Improvement Hub -- Via - ZipKit Homes. Two of their smallest homes are the Skyline which is 400 square feet and the sleek M.1 which is 384 square feet.

Building the right sized home to fit your needs is smarter, less expensive, simpler and better for the environment. We focus on smaller, efficiently designed homes over big homes with extra space …

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The Museum of the City of New York has announced Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, and exhibit that will allow visitors to step into “LaunchPad”, a 325 sq., fully-furnished apartment outfitted with transforming, space-saving furniture.

'all-in-one service core' | literally combining the electrical and plumbing services into one central unit. genius.

40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO

Glorious micro house. -  To connect with us, and our community of people from Australia and around the world, learning how to live large in small places, visit us at www.Facebook.com/TinyHousesAustralia

- To connect with us, and our community of people from Australia and around the world, learning how to live large in small places.

A sample from the book Tiny House Floor Plans. 8x20 Tiny House with lower level sleeping option.

Some sample plans from the book Tiny House Floor Plans. Tiny House with lower level sleeping option.

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