This project is the runner-up entry of the NYC Micro Apartment competition. The project was led by Robert Garneau at Grimshaw in collaboration with Curtis Ginsberg, as the Collaborating and Executive Architect. The development has highly functional micro-units combined with communal spaces and amenities that extend the living area beyond the units to provide a lifestyle that is affordable, dynamic and fulfilling.
Within a ten story building there over 4,000sf of common areas with 67 micro-units averaging 280sf and 10ft ceiling heights.
Units are efficiently laid out with eight apartments per floor, and large south-facing windows. Private balconies for each apartment provide a personal amenity with a miniature vertical garden. Collectively the balconies serve as a modulated façade design feature. The eastern façade has shared terraces on every floor. A rooftop community room with terraces celebrates the communal aspects of the building. Given the small size of each unit, careful attention was given to quality finishes and a spatial flexibility to accommodate a range of functions.
Micro-units feature a space saving sofa-bed well suited for entertaining or working from home. A coffee-dining table adjusts in height and length to accommodate different uses.