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NYC architect sees CMU as urban housing solution

From NCMA eNews
August 29, 2019

In design competition and exhibition presented by both AIANY and New York City's Department of Housing Development and Preservation (HPD) that allowed city agencies to explore how vacant lots could be used for affordable housing one firm, Brooklyn-based Only If, chose a smart solution that involved concrete masonry. They proposed a seven-unit building composed of apartments that could be a mix of affordable or market-rate: a two-bedroom accessible unit on the ground level; micro-studios, split-level studio apartments, and a one-bedroom unit with a private roof garden. They limited the building to four stories so that they wouldn’t need an elevator, which freed up more space for living. To help save on construction costs, the firm envisioned using CMU. To read more, click here.