steel fabrication

New York's First Prefabricated Apartments 2015

The first micro units design by nARCHITECTS will be unveiled in Summer 2015. The 260 square feet housing units will be the first step in solving New York's demand for affordable housing and spacing for residents entering the New York rental market. The units will be stacked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring.

New York City zoning and density rules originally set a minimum apartment floor area of 400 square feet. However, this regulation was waived for My Micro NY in the interests of creating more affordable housing. The inflated rental market has made it difficult for renters those seeking housing in new york, particularly singles and students with tight budgets. The units will be comprised of 32 stories and 55 individual apartments, features include 9 and 10 foot ceiling heights, Juliette balconies, and concealed storage space.

Pictures: nARCHITECTS / NY Mayors Office

Digi-Fabrication, Laser Cutting

Floral steel works of Tord Boontje

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Tord Boontje - Petit Jardin Bench and "Wednesday Lights" Garland lighting

Tord Boontje is an industrial designer who has created a variety of products from textiles, furniture, lighting, to installations. His work  is "known to temper edges with softness, borrowing inspiration from nature, and employ a decor of forms and layers to engage and entice with the observer's imagination and emotions." Tord Boontje Studio www.tordboontje.com

The Petit Jardin Bench is made of laser-cut steel, zinc and powder coated, suitable for outdoor use, bent and fixed together creating a bench that gives off a garden-like feel. The Bench is a a limited piece produced exclusively by the artist. Image: www.mossonline.com

Wednesday Lights  is a laser-cut stainless steel that is wrapped around a pendant light fixture. Image: www.bmgallery.co.uk