Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers

January 23, 2013 │ New York

A new exhibition showcases innovative design solutions for New York City’s changing demographics.

Deutsche Bank is a sponsor of the exhibition Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers at the Museum of the City of New York, a co-presentation of the Museum and Citizens Housing & Planning Council.  Making Room showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people. The exhibition will feature a full-scale micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet – a size prohibited in most areas of the city. The actualized micro-unit will change through the course of the day with transformable furniture, such as tables, bed systems and seating, so that space is utilized efficiently and creatively.

Visitors to the exhibition will see models and drawings of housing designs by architectural teams commissioned in 2011 by Citizens Housing & Planning Council, in partnership with the Architectural League of New York. The exhibition presents winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new micro-unit housing. The winning submission will be developed on a site on East 27th Street in Manhattan, and will test this new housing model in the New York City marketplace. Making Room also showcases housing examples set by other cities in the United States and around the world, including Seattle, Providence, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo. 

Making Room runs January 23 - September 15 at the Museum of the City of New York. For more information, please click here.

A full-scale micro-unit apartment in the "Making Room" exhibit. Photograph: John Halpern/Museum of the City of New York enlarge

A full-scale micro-unit apartment in the "Making Room" exhibit. Photograph: John Halpern/Museum of the City of New York

A full-scale micro-unit apartment in the "Making Room" exhibit. Photograph: John Halpern/Museum of the City of New York


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