Dezeen's Alan G. Brake shares just-released photos of Carmel Place, which is New York's first micro-unit multifamily building.

Designed by local firm nArchitects, the nine-story tower in Manhattan's Kips Bay neighborhood is composed of four narrow, stepped volumes that contain 55 units in total—the largest measuring 370 square feet. The modular structure and is intended to help mitigate the city's affordable housing crisis.

The interior photographs show bright studios with sliding glass doors, Juliet balconies and ceiling heights measuring over nine feet (2.7 metres). The firm worked with the company Resource Furniture to create a built-in piece that combines a sofa, bed and storage, so the living room can be converted into a bedroom.

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