Alexander Gorlin Architects worked with RSH+P and pocket developers in London as well as BFC developers in New York City to design a proposal for 75 residential micro-units of a 10 story building in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Efficient and flexible, the units range from 250 to 350 sq. ft. and are based upon principles that allow them to be readily transferred to other sites. Movable storage components provide residents with the ability to maximize living space.
Each unit may be single or double occupation and has more than 160 sq. ft. of living space. The addition of a mezzanine to the larger units provides occupants with the experience of loft living. Encouraging neighborliness, corridor lengths are reduced, naturally lit, and ventilated while micro meeting points are found throughout the building’s sustainable infrastructure.