24 January 2013 – From Treehugger: Manhattan’s first apartment building made up entirely of prefabricated, modular “micro-units” is the winning development for the city’s adAPT NYC competition, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today at a press conference held at the Museum of the City of New York’s newest exhibition, exploring tiny apartment design in the big city. He explains:

“This adAPT competition as we called it, was aimed at addressing a fundamental imbalance; while there are about 1.2 million one- and two-person households in the city, there are only about 1 million studio and one-bedroom apartments. Addressing this challenge requires us to think outside the box, and as it were, outside the current zoning regulations… Those limits were created decades ago for a different time and a very different population.” Read the whole story