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Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC

NYC Housing Design Competition Proposal Collaborated with Apezteguia + DOA

The restrictions of underutilized small lots in NYC provide with opportunities to give precise solution to a specific goal: What are the most important and absolutely necessary parts of housing? The ‘Elemental Housing’ proposes housing typology that focuses on essential functions, comfort level, diversity and urban context. The proposal offer small-scale urban infill affordable housing that is comprised of four essential elements - A smart core, a balcony, living space and operable façade. By locating each element simply following the suggested rule in the proposal, NYC small lots can be utilized and developed for various housing typologies.

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