There are many advantages to owning a tiny apartment - less space for clutter, fold-down furniture, and a dense urban world at your doorstep. The appearance of micro-apartments in New York City has been flourishing since rent prices skyrocketed, and these tiny homes would make Mary Norton proud. Alright, so the residents may not be as small as Arrietty, but there is something about these miniature homes that stirs the imagination of interior designers and homeowners everywhere. This exhibition called "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" at the Museum of the City of New York celebrates space efficient design at its finest. The reason for the exhibition was the announcement of Bloomberg's micro-unit apartment design contest winner -- a building of 55 apartments ranging from 250 to 370 square feet on East 27th Street in Manhattan.
Photos (c) John Halpern, Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York
East 27th Street building and renderings. Designed and created by Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation and nARCHITECTS. The tiny apartments are predicted to be ready by September 2015.