As part of an effort to help solve housing problems in Manhattan, a team of architects have come up with a solution in stackable micro-housing.
'nARCHITECTS' has designed this clever housing solution to fill the need for more small homes in Manhattan. Each unit will include a compact kitchen, combined living/sleeping space and a bathroom.
In order for this building to come to fruition, the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, will waive zoning laws. Then, each unit will be stacked on top of each other, before being completely covered by a brick exterior.
Building will commence at the end of 2013 to bring more housing for New Yorkers. Along with this current project, the mayor hopes to provide 165,000 new living areas by 2014.
This micro housing project is a clever solution and would certainly be helpful in highly populated areas.
'nARCHITECTS' Wins New York Housing Competition with Micro-Housing
1. Stackable Micro-housing - Creating stackable housing units to solve housing problems in highly populated areas.
2. Compact Living Spaces - Designing small homes with compact kitchens, combined living/sleeping spaces, and bathrooms to maximize living area.
3. Waiving Zoning Laws - Allowing the construction of innovative housing solutions by waiving traditional zoning restrictions.
1. Architecture - Architectural firms can explore innovative designs and construction techniques for building stackable micro-housing.
2. Real Estate - Real estate developers can seize the opportunity to invest and develop stackable micro-housing in highly populated areas.
3. Urban Planning - Urban planners can incorporate the concept of stackable micro-housing as a solution for housing shortages in crowded cities.