Micro Housing Makes a Comeback

first_imgCopyAbout this authorIrina VinnitskayaAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMicro HousingSROCite: Irina Vinnitskaya. “Micro Housing Makes a Comeback” 24 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architecture News “COPY” Micro Housing Makes a Comeback Save this picture!adAPT NYC Winner / Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS; Images via CURBEDWritten by Irina VinnitskayaJuly 24, 2013 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/405001/micro-housing-makes-a-comeback Clipboard CopyIn the early 20th century rooming houses and residential hotels with small bedrooms and shared bathrooms were the norm of city life: they provided cheap, day-to-day housing near downtown areas (where affordable food and entertainment was abundant). However, a tide of well-intentioned health and safety regulations in the 50s and 60s led cities to essentially ban this type of housing across the United States. In an article for the Slate, the director of the Sightline Institute, Alan Durning, suggests that this was one of the most misguided legislations ever implemented in American cities: instead of enforcing higher quality housing for cities’ lower earning peoples, it has instead left them stranded, with fewer and fewer affordable housing options.More after the break…Although regulations have all but removed the single room occupancy hotel (SRO) from the viable housing options in the United States,  Durning describes how perspectives have changed in recent years:  “A few brave developers have been trying to reverse a century of policies on a small scale by building neo-SROs and micro-apartments in cities. They’re responding to the strong demand, especially among millennials, for small, inexpensive units in popular, pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods.” aPodment is one such rooming house in Seattle that offers 150-200 square feet for $18 per night, far below the cost of living in studio apartments nearby. Even NYC Mike Bloomberg is encouraging its resurgence: a recent competition, aDAPT NYC, encouraged micro-units (250-300 square feet) with an emphasis on community spaces within the buildings. Critics who have argued against SRO claim that they are cramped spaces that take advantage of those who cannot afford better housing. However, the resurgence of the micro-unit is also a realistic response to the current economic situation as well as a reflection in the shift in priorities of the millennial generation. Slate article by Alan DurningKindergarden between Palms in Los Alcazares / Cor & AsociadosSelected ProjectsLeaning Out: Women in Global PracticeEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/405001/micro-housing-makes-a-comeback Clipboard ArchDaily Micro Housing Makes a ComebackSave this articleSaveMicro Housing Makes a Comebacklast_img read more