Kwong Von Glinow, an architectural studio based in Chicago, shares its plans for its "Table Top Apartments" — the proposal is one of those modular building systems that seek out to provide a compact and function-forward housings solution for the metropolitan environment.
The name of the project is derived from the appearance of the apartments. That is, each unit looks like a table top as it is "based around a uniform set of four supporting posts." With this housing development, Kwong Von Glinow hopes to provide a solution for urban loneliness.
Many modular building systems are currently being proposed in cities to deal with population density and poverty. The Chicago-based firm's Table Top Apartments are specifically designed for the New York environment as they are able "to fit on the city's smallest lot sizes."