TreeHugger has been covering Carmel Place since it was first proposed by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2012. It pressed a lot of our buttons; it is built with prefabricated modular construction, but it is also an experiment in small space living, being mainly small units under 300 square feet. It was built after a Request for Proposals that was won by a team including nARCHITECTS, and was built by Capsys in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was going to be the first of a new wave of prefab in New York, but may well also be one of the last.
Here are some of our earlier posts on the building, and Melissa's video of it under construction:
Bloomberg Does Not Announce Design Competition for Tiny Apartments. It's a "Request for Proposals".
Update On The New York City Micro-Unit "Design" Competition: Was This Trip Really Necessary?
More Detail on New York's Stunning Micro-Unit Competition Winner
Watch a prefab tiny house tower go up in a New York minute
prefab-loading from Lloyd Alter on Vimeo.