These Narrow Units are Housed Inside an Industrial Apartment Complex

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 12, 2015
References: dumbotownhouses & dezeen
The New York-based design firm 'Alloy' recently constructed an industrial apartment complex that contains five narrow units inside. In dense urban areas, designers need to find creative ways to make use of small spaces. These tapered apartments demonstrate how architects can build luxury homes in confined areas.

The 'DUMBO Townhouses' project consists of a brand new apartment building located in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood. The outside of the building features a concrete and wood facade, which is meant to mimic the industrial character of the neighborhood. The inside is divided into five narrow units that function as single-family homes. Although these units only measure 18 feet in width, they are large enough for an entire family. Each home contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms and even an outdoor space. The homes also feature 20-foot-high ceilings that help to maximize natural light in the narrow space.

The tapered units demonstrate how designers can make the most of small spaces.