This week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the winner of a contest to design the future of NYC living — 300-some-odd-square-foot micro apartments, packing in more people into smaller spaces with higher ceilings and still comically high rents. (Bloomberg plans to skirt legislation that prohibits building new apartments smaller than 400 square feet by constructing the first of such buildings on city-owned land.)

This weekend, architects of these types of spaces, Stan Allen, Deborah Gans and Rafi Segal, will lead tours of a full-size model of a 325 square foot micro-apartment at the Museum of the City of New York, where “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers,” opened on Wednesday.

The shitty Ikea-knockoff showroom exhibition was made possible by grants mostly from a bunch of banks and realtors. Make of that what you will.

“Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers,” Various Architects, Jan 23 – Sep 15, Museum of the City of New York (Photo: John Halpern, Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York)