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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 05:03 AM

these buildings average 17 suites at 9 square metres each (plus sleeping loft).

 

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https://spilytus.co.jp/ququri/

 

 

Since the brand was launched in 2014, they have developed over 70 buildings and now manage about 1,200 micro apartments across the central wards of Tokyo (~17 units per project if you do the math). We are talking about apartments in the range of 9 square meters (plus sleeping loft) for somewhere around ¥75,000 ($965 CDN) per month.

 

Not surprisingly, their projects seem to lease up right away. And supposedly there’s a long wait list for future projects. People are clearly looking for affordable housing in the neighborhoods in which they want to live. It’s about lifestyle and location, and living a large portion of your life within the public domain.

 

 

 

 

so that's tokyo.  i bet these could be built here, on almost any lot where they'd fit in just fine, and rent for $500 to $700.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 March 2020 - 05:11 AM.


#2 lanforod

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:28 AM

Maybe make them double the size. 100 sq ft is really making it small, even with an upper bunk, IMO. Seems a bit too much like a jail cell.



#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:18 AM

Maybe make them double the size. 100 sq ft is really making it small, even with an upper bunk, IMO. Seems a bit too much like a jail cell.

 

 

it's 3-4 times larger than a tent on pandora.  and a lot more head room.

 

the idea here is to have a home for everyone.  regardless of situation (even the lowest-paid social assistance recipient gets $810/mo.)



#4 Bernard

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:53 AM

An interesting idea, purpose built SROs.   I do not think new SROs  are going to have the impact people are looking for.   The rent could very easily be bumped up higher than what can afforded on social assistance - rents do not shift that much due to square feet involved.   One only need to look at this tiny house movement, the price per square foot for these tiny houses is much higher than almost any other house..

 

Also, the creation of SROs for the those difficult to house is not going to create a decent living environment.   Putting the hard to house in one building and in one area only leads to places where crime becomes rampant.    

 

The first step in managing the impacts of homelessness is to make sure that when they do get housing is to make sure it is spread out all over the city - make sure there is no nucleus where people will gather



#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:56 AM

The first step in managing the impacts of homelessness is to make sure that when they do get housing is to make sure it is spread out all over the city - make sure there is no nucleus where people will gather

 

that's the idea here.  17-unit blocks.

 

rather than 147 like we have at 844 j.



#6 Bernard

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:49 AM

that's the idea here.  17-unit blocks.

 

rather than 147 like we have at 844 j.

The idea has a lot of merit, but someone has to be the devil's advocate and point how it may be flawed......


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#7 Jackerbie

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:34 AM

I don't think microunits are intended for people receiving social assistance. They're generally "workforce housing," and geared towards people who won't be spending much time in the unit. People who are eating out for almost every meal (the kitchen is a sink and hotplate, after all) and work full time. The unit is small because all it needs to be is a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, really.



 



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