Category: Micro-housing

Round-shouldered psyches: Part 2, Do it in DUMBO?

4 February, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Architects, Cities, Design, High-rise, Housing, Innovations, Micro-housing, New York City, Psychology, Rent control, Urban life |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith                                                                           To my surprise, yesterday’s little post on the psychological risks of living in a micro-apartment, using as source material an interesting article in The Atlantic (December 13, 2013),  expanded so much it didn’t fit in the original slot, so I’ve carried it over.   Fun […]

Round-shouldered psyches: Part 1, Enough room for the fridge?

3 February, 2014 (14:43) | Apartments, Architects, Cities, Design, High-rise, Housing, Innovations, Micro-housing, New York City, Psychology, Rent control, Urban life |

By:David A. Smith                                                                           Would you live here?   Micro-apartment designed by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos   Every apartment looks spacious […]

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 2, Don’t you want a second pillar?

25 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Reviews available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]     By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   If the poor are not universally saints, neither are those in government administration, and through 2013, I’ve been among those dismantling, in the […]

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 1, A plumber with a pencil

24 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   We had a beach but it got boiled away   During hot sultry August, I devoted as many parts as I’ve ever used in a single post to an eight-part […]

Micro-housing in the realm of the impractical

16 August, 2013 (09:00) | $300 house, Apartments, Architects, Configuration, Core house, Design, Housing, Improvable house, Innovations, Micro-housing, Renzo Piano | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses usually leaked.    A brilliant architect unconcerned with leaks   Frank Gehry’s maquettes sometimes fell over – and he designed an art museum (Otto Hall) so high-tech it was destroying the art it was built to house, and had to be demolished.    If it doesn’t work, […]