Category: Commercial & Contract Projects

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

In the last 70 years, America has witnessed seismic shifts in the ways people use their homes. In 1950, 43% of all households were nuclear families or married parents with one or more children. Today, that figure is 19%. In 1950, 9% of households consisted of a single person living alone. Today, that number is […]

The Future of Senior Housing

The majority of attention surrounding micro-apartments has been focused on millennials and their needs. But it might be seniors who are most likely to enjoy the benefits of compact, affordable and centrally located housing such as micro-apartments. In 2016, noted New York City architect Matthias Hollwich wrote a treatise of sorts that attempted to rebrand […]

Micro-Units Hit D.C.! Meet Arris by Forest City

Real estate giant Forest City has entered the micro-unit market with their award-winning new Arris building at The Yards located in SE Washington D.C. Forest City’s micro-unit project began – as much innovation does – with a challenge. In this case, it was figuring out how to optimize a line of awkward one bedrooms + […]

Micro-Apartments for Veterans

small space furniture

Resource Furniture is proud to have the opportunity to donate complete home furnishings for eight studio veterans apartments designated for homeless veterans in nArchitect and Monadnock Development’s new Carmel Place micro-apartment building. Located in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New York City, the nine-story development, designed by nARCHITECTS, is comprised of 55 units, 40% of which are set […]

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

winnetu Oceanside resort

Written by Gwenn Masterman Snider, Owner and Director of Interior Design & Retail at The Winnetu Oceanside Resort and The Nantucket Hotel.  The Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard and the Nantucket Hotel on Nantucket are both classic New England coastal resorts. We pride ourselves on fulfilling the dreams people have of their idea family vacation when they arrive. Our […]

Ron Barth Responds to New Yorker Article on Carmel Place and NY’s Affordable Housing Situation

A recent New Yorker piece entitled “Are Micro-Apartments a Good Solution to the Affordable-Housing Crisis?” by Elizabeth Greenspan reminded me of a quote I once heard: “[The person] Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” In order to understand the micro-apartment conversation, it’s essential to understand its historical context. Modern micro-apartments such […]

Marmara Hotel

The Marmara Park Avenue

Tranquil and polished, The Marmara Park Avenue is a heavenly escape from the noise, pace, and pressures of the city. To enhance the functionality of the rooms, 17 of the guestrooms feature a Swing wall bed. An impressive feature of the Marmara is that not all rooms are standalone rooms. In fact, they can connect to other […]

Carmel Place

Penelope Sofa Queen Wall Bed at Carmel Place

Carmel Place, New York City’s first micro apartment development is the winner of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award and the 2017 AIA Award for Architecture. How do you build safe, legal and reasonably priced apartments for single New Yorkers when space is at a premium? One of many answers is Carmel Place.  Found by survey and demand […]