The top 5 Inhabitat videos of the year

December 31, 2016 by  
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From foraging for mushrooms (and avoiding the poisonous ones) to eating your banana peels instead of throwing them away and touring NYC’s first micro apartment buildings , we had loads of fun bringing you all sorts of videos this year. Check out our top 5 videos of the year below and vote for your favorite. [poll id=118]

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December 31, 2016 by  
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From foraging for mushrooms (and avoiding the poisonous ones) to eating your banana peels instead of throwing them away and touring NYC’s first micro apartment buildings , we had loads of fun bringing you all sorts of videos this year. Check out our top 5 videos of the year below and vote for your favorite. [poll id=118]

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See inside NYC’s first micro apartment building + transforming furniture for tiny spaces

May 26, 2016 by  
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Video: Little Darling Productions with Jason Jenkins for NYC Media The winner of New York City’s 2013 adAPT NYC competition to design the city’s first micro unit apartment building, Carmel Place is now almost ready to welcome its first tenants. Designed by nARCHITECTS and developed by Monadnock Development , Carmel Place is a 55-unit, modular apartment building located at 335 E 27th Street in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan. The pilot project was first introduced under the Bloomberg administration in order to address the demand for affordable single- and double- occupant dwellings in the city. RELATED: VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open “This is going to be the first new construction building with units under 400 square feet that the city has seen in decades,” said Tobias Oriwol, Project Developer at Monadnock Development. “This type of dense living is really the next step of sustainable design and construction in the city.” The unique prefabricated building offers 250- to 370-square-foot apartments with some of the affordable units renting for as low as $950 a month . Market-rate studios start at $2,000. “The building is conceived of as four micro towers starting with a white brick going to a black brick, sort of four shades of grey,” said Eric Bunge, a principal at nARCHITECTS . “We really wanted the design to represent the vibrant community so we designed it so that you conceive the building as a kind of microcosm of the city or micro skyline.” Image: nARCHITECTS The modular pods that make up the building were prefabricated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard before being shipped to the site, saving money, time and energy. To further support its inherently sustainable design that encourages population density, efficient living and usage of public transportation, Carmel Place was also designed to target LEED Silver certification. “Some of the most interesting things to me about this project are the things you can’t see,” Bunge told us. “This apartment comes with transformable furniture such as this couch that can become a bed but this unit will also come with other furniture that can transform. Every square inch is usable. It’s a unit that feels a lot more than it is, and we think there are great opportunities out there for people to innovate in this space.” One of those people changing the way New Yorkers utilize and maximize their small spaces is Roberto Gil, founder of Casa Kids and Casa Collection . We visited Gil at his Red Hook, Brooklyn studios to check out his latest innovation, the Urbano Loft Bed . The king-size bed’s clever configuration is perfect for studio apartments because it breaks up a single room into a lofted sleeping area, an enclosed office with an additional twin bed, as well as two closets, a desk, dressers, a nightstand and even open shelving. RELATED: VIDEO: Casa Collection’s new Urbano Loft Bed is the answer to your small space storage problems “People like being in the city so they sacrifice space for proximity, which also requires new furniture. I think my designs speak to to the need of New Yorkers and other urban dwellers,” Gil told us. “My designs are very much oriented to modular furniture . The idea of making things in smaller components gives you the flexibility of rearranging them. I try to think not just what my customers need today and tomorrow, but in a few years, how it’s going to evolve as kids grow and family needs change. It’s about being able to use it for many years.” We hope you enjoyed this episode of Urban Green with Inhabitat NYC. Stay tuned for new episodes on NYC TV Channel 25 and on our YouTube channel if you’re not in New York. + Carmel Place + Casa Collection + Urban Green + NYC Media

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Nation’s largest micro-apartment development is coming to Texas

March 23, 2016 by  
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UBC’s Nano Studios to offer affordable micro-apartments for under $700 a month

March 1, 2016 by  
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Coin-operated mini-disco lets you dance the night away inside a pay phone

March 1, 2016 by  
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The oldest mall in America now hosts 48 charming low-cost micro apartments

January 15, 2016 by  
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The Tesla Model S was the world’s best selling electric car last year

January 15, 2016 by  
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Electric car sales continue to grow each year, but even with the growing number of entries in the segment, only a few manage to sell in any significant numbers. So which model was at the top of more EV buyers’ lists than any other? The Tesla Model S . According to Hybrid Cars , Tesla sold 50,366 units of the Model S worldwide last year, giving it the title as the best-selling electric car in the world! Read the rest of The Tesla Model S was the world’s best selling electric car last year

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Asia’s Wealthiest Man is Building the Cheapest Apartments in Hong Kong

July 24, 2014 by  
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In a stunning illustration if the ever-widening inequality gap, the richest man in China is currently building tiny apartments in Hong Kong for those city dwellers who can’t afford housing in the world’s most unaffordable city . Clocking in at just under 200 square feet, the apartments cost about $250,000 and rate as some of the cheapest in the entire city. Read the rest of Asia’s Wealthiest Man is Building the Cheapest Apartments in Hong Kong Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Hong Kong apartments , Hong Kong housing , Hong Kong income inequality , hong kong micro-apartments , Hong Kong real estate , Hong Kong tiny apartments , income gap , income inequality , micro apartments , micro apartments China , Mont Vert , Mont Vert apartment , Mont Vert micro apartment , pay gap , richest man in Asia , tiny apartments China

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How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

February 13, 2014 by  
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As much as we adore small spaces , it’s hard to deny that living in super close quarters with your significant other can cause a strain on your relationship. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up 9 tips for couples trying to keep from maiming one another while sharing a micro apartment . Check them out here and let us know what advice you have for co-habiting a small space. SEE THE TIPS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adAPT Nyc , couples living in small spaces , couples living in tiny apartments , how to divide studio apartment , how to layout studio apartment , how to make the most of a small space , micro apartments , nyc studio apartment , small apartments , small space design , space divider , studio apartment , studio apartment nyc , tiny apartments , tiny homes        

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