Trading asphalt for housing and amenities

Three young architects offer innovative plan to ease New York's housing crisis

[NEW YORK] WHAT is the solution to affordable housing in New York?

One number has been repeated over and over - 200,000 subsidised units, to be built or preserved over a decade. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised it, but has yet to explain how he'll get there.

Here are two other numbers: 9 x 18. In square feet, that's 162, smaller than the most micro micro-apartment.

It is the size of a typical parking space. That lowly slice of asphalt has prompted three young architects - Miriam Peterson, Sagi Golan and Nathan Rich, fellows at the Institute for Public Architecture - to come up with what could be an innovative way to ease the housing crisis.

The proposal is intriguing because it's about more than apartment...

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