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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.