Big Ideas Small Plots NYC

Area
Status
Competition
Type
Housing
Client
New York City Department of Housing and Presrvation

The Big Idea Small Plots competition tackles the current shortage of affordable homes for low to moderate income New Yorkers. The proposal provides a range of unit types with adaptable façade system fabricated from Europe.

The variety of module types is supported by a system of tool-kit which can be used to deliver buildings suited to the planning constraints in individual sites. Allowing each building to be tailored uniquely to their respective neighbourhood to its full potential. From the configuration of the apartment block and social spaces and the staggering form, the scheme aims to create a vibrant community.­