Presenting the five finalists of the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC competition, which sought innovative solutions to transform difficult-to-develop New York City properties into affordable housing, this exhibition features works by Anawan/101 + Kane AUD, Michael Sorkin Studio, OBJ, Only If Architecture and Palette Architecture. The five finalist teams are working with HPD to convert their winning designs into viable affordable housing development proposals. To assist the teams in developing their proposals, HPD is facilitating a series of workshops, networking opportunities, and other tools throughout this process.
A wall of “big ideas,” from novel co-housing models to modular components and shared amenity spaces, offers a glimpse of the creative vision behind the design proposals received by the competition jury. Above all, Big Ideas Small Lots offers a deep dive into the five finalist projects, ultimately providing new ideas for infill development that is at once economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and contextually appropriate. The exhibition also showcases an installation of products by Resource Furniture, a company that specializes in space-saving furniture for modern urban consumers.