In the last decade New Yorkers have witnessed the transformative power of Urban Design at a scale never seen before. Through an unprecedented emphasis on the creation of public spaces and development, Mayor Bloomberg engineered the physical, economic and cultural transformation of the city.
An entire apartment is contained in this little block!
How would you fare living in an apartment of just 325 square feet? Most of us cringe at the thought, but the “Making Room” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York has been attempting to show that it is possible and actually quite comfortable.
The Stack is New York City’s first prefabricated apartment and it’s rising away from the real estate fray in Inwood. Nonetheless, people are watching it closely as it could be the sign of things to come. The winning design of the 2012 city challenge, adAPT NYC, will be built using pre-fabricated modules assembled on the Brooklyn Navy Yard by 2015. Forest City Ratner will use modular construction for its first residential building in Atlantic Yards.