Micro Monday: Demographics

In this week’s release of the Forge Craft Architecture + Design Field Guide to Micro Units, we discuss who exactly is interested in micro-unit living. Although micro-units may appear to be only for the millennials or those still accustomed to living with roommates, micro-units actually appeal to all age groups, with nearly 20% interest from those 65 years and older – fascinating!

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Micro Monday: Space and Demand

In the introduction to the Forge Craft Architecture + Design Field Guide to Micro Units, we began to discuss some of the lessons learned from our experience with miniature dwellings.

The first spread, “[Under] the Microscope” features a schematic rendering of the micro units in Fourth&, a new live/work condominium in East Austin. In the mockup, we utilize built-in storage and multipurpose furniture to divide the loft and provide it with multiple uses. How can micro units use space efficiently?

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The second spread, “Demand,” quantifies Austin’s increasing population and confronts the affordability issue that many local residents face. How can micro units help solve the problem of Missing Middle Housing?

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Stay tuned for more Monday installments of our Field Guide to Micro Units! In the meantime, please visit www.fourthandaustin.com for more information on Austin’s only micro-loft condominium.

Micro Monday: Sneak Peek!

Forge Craft is happy to announce our up-and-coming weekly series appropriately titled “Micro Monday”. Each Monday, we’ll be releasing information related to micro-units and small living here in Austin. We hope you’re just as excited as we are! Below is a sneak peak of FCAD’s recent white paper, Field Guide to Micro Units.

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AIA Austin Luncheon Series – Capital Studios

We invite you to join us for AIA Austin’s Luncheon Speaker Series on September 15! FCAD Founder + Principal Scott Ginder, AIA will join Foundation Communities’ Design + Development Director Sunshine Mathon to discuss Capital Studios as the first affordable housing in downtown Austin in almost a half-century!

Be sure to RSVP through AIA Austin to get your seats! Can’t wait to see you there.

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