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Inside the Model Unit For NYC's First Micro-Unit Building

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It was only a few weeks ago that nArchitects unveiled a video showing off the units at the firm's micro-units at 335 East 27th Street, now known as Carmel Place (and formerly known as the My Micro NY building). But this week, curious onlookers got a better look at the building: New York magazine's Wendy Goodman took a tour of the prefabricated structure's model unit, a 302-square-foot studio. Granted, it's no 90-square-foot apartment, but it is impressive how much can fit into one of the downsized spaces—the view of the kitchen above, for example, shows a table (by Resource Furniture) that also functions as a desk, but doesn't overwhelm the apartment in either configuration.

The designers at nArchitects employed other tricks to create the illusion of more space: the ceilings, for example, are nearly ten feet high, and there are floor-to-ceiling windows in all of the units. In the model unit, meanwhile, the walls have built-in storage space, and a Resource Furniture wall bed is used to create more of a footprint. "What is surprising is how big it all feels," nArchitects principal Eric Bunge told New York. "Everyone goes into this with certain references in their minds, and I think that this is the bombshell that explodes a lot of those references."
· A Preview Tour of New York's First Micro-Unit Apartment Building
· Tour Manhattan's First Modular Micro-Apartments (Sort of) [Curbed]
· Apply Now For $950 Apartments in NYC's Micro Unit Building [Curbed]
· New York City's Modular Micro Unit Building Starts Rising [Curbed]
· All 335 East 27th Street coverage [Curbed]

Carmel Place

335 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016