The architecture firm has partnered with ICON on the project. Studio and one-bedroom units accounted for nearly 51 percent of the 2012-2013 completions, up drastically from 41 percent in 2002-2003. The white glass-fiber reinforced concrete formwork was left in place after construction, creating a low-maintenance exterior that contrasts with the black glass of the curtain wall. Portrait © Nick Fradkin; Smithsonian National Museum for African American Arts and Culture, Washington © Nic Lehoux; Moscow School of Management © Iwan Baan. A Fireside Chat with one of Hong Kong’s leading developer/investors, Goodwin Gaw, Chairman & Managing Principal of Gaw Capital. The New York City office of James Corner Field Operations designed Greenpoint Landing’s open space as a series of terraced promenades configured to protect the development from storm surges and to absorb runoff. Staggered balconies add rhythm to the glazed east and west facades. The report was prepared for ULI’s Multifamily Housing Councils with support from a grant awarded in 2013 by the ULI Foundation. Distinction is an honourable quality that is a key component of excellence. All rights reserved. Sliding balcony screens of perforated aluminum feature a diamond motif and help mitigate solar heat gain. To link the park with the city, the New York City office of Marvel Architects incorporated vegetated roofs and terraces that rely on the same planting palette as the park and provided public walkways through the building. These mini … Explore our latest research and best practices, Find ULI opportunities to lead and volunteer. Micro units rent for anywhere between $300-$600 less than studio apartments in the same area.

It also includes findings from more than 3,500 responses to an early 2014 survey by Kingsley Associates of renters of both conventional apartments and micro units; and case studies drawn from 30 existing and 18 planned rental communities with micro units that were identified by RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co.). Download a free PDF version of The Macro View on Micro Units report. All images courtesy Tokyo Toilet. 1 hour ago, On Dec 2, the ULI Virtual Resilience Summit will bring together 20 private and public sector #leaders and subject m… Early engagement with the community and inclusion of culturally significant art can create developments that benefit the existing community and lead to greater return on investment. Boston-based ICON Architecture reconfigured the four-story warehouse to house 100 apartments, a lounge, a fitness center, and children’s play areas; the original two-story incinerator building now contains two townhouses. Residents have access to gardens, a communal lawn, and rooftop amenity spaces with views of the Washington Channel, which parallels the Potomac River. • Those who are interested in switching to micro units ranked access to a grocery store as their top priority for a neighborhood amenity, followed by restaurants and a gym. Gensler’s design for the Tarrant County College’s Northwest Campus in Texas, which includes fluid, exposed spaces that can adapt to students’ needs, is one of myriad design concepts the firm showcases in its annual report. Three of the towers, completed in 2017, contain a total of 294 affordable apartments, and two towers, completed in 2018 and 2020, contain a total of 766 market-rate apartments. • The market is shifting toward a greater mix of smaller studio and one-bedroom units being included in traditional apartment communities, as well as more construction of micro-unit communities. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Architects,Building Owner,Building Technology,Contractors,Designers,Engineers,Multifamily Housing,Building Team. A small triangular stretch of land bounded by a shopping mall, a power substation, and the River Wandle remained undeveloped for decades because of site constraints. As industrial uses withdrew from the neighborhood, residences sprang up in their place. The building’s top level has a double-height aquatic center with an indoor pool. All Rights Reserved. A public/private partnership in Surrey, British Columbia, builds a mixed-use point city center near Vancouver. • Nearly a quarter of the renters surveyed who live in conventional apartments said they would be interested in renting a micro unit. Get 35% off all books at the ULI Bookstore November Sale, including the newly released, 2nd edition of Making It in… Residences are configured as duplexes to give each a view of the harbor. Opened in 2019, Arlington Point units are available at different rent levels to households earning 30 percent or less of area median income (AMI), 60 percent or less of AMI, and 61 to 80 percent of AMI. The jury formally recognized five additional projects with special mentions. All units have east and west exposures to facilitate natural ventilation. The report, "The Macro View on Micro Units," includes an analysis by MPF Research of more than 400 rental apartment communities (comprising more than 90,000 units) built in 2012-2013 in the 35 U.S. metro areas that experienced the highest concentration of multifamily construction during that period. Those interested in micro units are seeking to lower their rental costs (the units typically rent for 20 to 30 percent less than larger units); they are also drawn to the trendy “hip” locations where micro units tend to be built, and by the ability to live alone. Sign up for a ULI guest account.

“Whether this (increased development of micro units) turns out to be a lasting phenomenon or a passing fad, micro units have renewed the focus on efficient layouts and innovative design solutions,” concludes the report. Local firm Child Graddon Lewis configured the housing into two brick buildings to work around an existing gas main at the site’s southern edge and leave room for a central courtyard. Completed in 2018, the three-sided tower includes lounges for residents, a rooftop terrace, and a riverside terrace. ©2020 Urban Land Institute. Neighbors rejected various residential development plans for more than a decade.