LifeEdited's Entry in the New York City Micro-Apartment Competition

© Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis + Ginsberg, Grimshaw, Scape, and LifeEdited

TreeHugger founder Graham Hill's LifeEdited project has a small footprint in real estate but a big one on this site, embodying so many of the ideas we have been talking about for years. He teamed up with another TreeHugger favorite, Jonathan Rose Companies, and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, to design CO: Compact, Connected, Complete

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Curbed reports:

Each unit would have a balcony and 10-foot ceilings, and like many of these other proposals, the building would include lots of community space.

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Here is a definite TreeHugger touch:

One fun feature not included in other proposals: a product lending library, where residents would be able to borrow cookware, for example, instead of needing to store it in their micro units.

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The units definitely have a LifeEdited vibe- clean, modern and a place for everything.

© Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis + Ginsberg, Grimshaw, Scape, and LifeEdited

Tasteful and restrained.

© Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis + Ginsberg, Grimshaw, Scape, and Life Edited

One doesn't actually lose a competition like this; you practice for the real thing. I have no doubt that we will see these units built somewhere else in New York soon, there are too many good ideas here to just get filed in a drawer.

Tags: Design Competitions | Less Is More | LifeEdited