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New Yorkers Explore How to “Make Room” With 325-Sq-Ft Micro-Apartments

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If you were impressed by Graham Hill’s eight-room, 420-square-foot Manhattan apartment, take note that he still has about 100 square feet to shave off before qualifying as a true urban dwelling of New York’s high-density future. The proposed micro-apartments that mayor Michael Bloomberg decreed would bring the city one step closer to solving its housing problems only spans a cozy 325 square feet. How will New Yorkers condense their extraordinary lives into a shoebox of that size? An upcoming show at the Museum of the City of New York aims to answer that question. ”Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” will showcase winning designs from Bloomberg’s micro-apartment design competition as well as a full-scale model of a micro-apartment, fully furnished with discreet storage compartments, shifting furniture, and a murphy bed. Interested to see how you’ll handle a downsized living space? Check out the exhibition, opening on January 23 and on show until September 15, 2013.

Image: Rendering of the model in the “Making Room” exhibition, courtesy Resource Furniture.

[h/t Architect's Newspaper]

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