Urban Density – Is this where we are heading……

Could you live in this futuristic, ultra-tiny apartment?

By Annalee Newitz | io9 |Dec 11, 2012 1:28 PM


Instead of creating taller buildings to cope with skyrocketing urban populations, city planners are proposing tiny “micro-apartments” of just a few hundred square feet. A measure in San Francisco proposes to create hundreds of these apartments, which could increase the population in some neighborhoods by 35 percent. A similar measure would allow micro-apartments in New York City, too.

Above, you can see a proposal from Panoramic Interests for the San Francisco models, which are 220 square feet. They can be built for one or two people, and feature a foldaway bed that turns into a dining table.

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