Are micro-apartments a good solution for high density cities?
Currently 50% of the world’s population live in cities with that number set to rise to 5 billion by 2030. This coupled with a lack of affordable housing and an inability to match supply and demand, has created a movement towards Tiny Homes (<1000sqft). Combining the emerging trends of clutter free environments and living simply alongside rising house prices this movement twins the need for smaller rents and lack of affordable real estate with contemporary concepts of multi-function living.
nARCHITECTS is the team behind Carmel Place (formerly known as MyMicro NY), one of the first micro-apartment buildings to be built in New York City. Eric Bunge, one of the principal architects behind Carmel Place, discussed trends in Tiny Homes, designing for small spaces in the Carmel Place project and the potential of projects like these to provide a sustainable answer to living in high-populaces.