A 49-unit modular apartment building is rising in the Belltown area of Seattle, Washington. Calling itself the “future of in-city living,” NHabit is squeezing the 14 X 30 foot studio apartments between a high-rise apartment building and a grocery store. Each unit will have a balcony, kitchen, bath and an “Abodian Wall” living space that converts from desk to dining table on one side and folding bed to closets on the other. Developed by Daly Partners and designed by the architectural firm Bushnaq Studio, the modules are being assembled by Seattle-based OneBuild at its Klamath Falls, Oregon facility. 3,000 square feet of retail space will inhabit the ground floor, according to what crosscut.com tells MHProNews, and the complex will also include an outdoor community space, a rooftop deck and bike storage. The studio apartments will rent for $1,125 each when completed in early 2014.
(Photo credit: crosscut.com/Charter Construction–modular apartments in Seattle)