1047 Commonwealth Avenue houses 180 micro housing units and is the first all micro building in Boston. The project reinterprets an existing extra long two story concrete building, adding four new floors, in which the units, a series of amenity spaces, commercial spaces, and parking are fit into 105,000 SF. Each unit is approximately 350 square feet. Several standard as well as idiosyncratic unit types explore models of micro living in various arrangements. The models fall into two basic categories, the deep floor plan with single large window, and the shallower floor plan with two separate windows that create a sleeping alcove. The units favor flexibility in their arrangement with no fixed furniture and a variety of storage options that create a “vestibule” at the entry, keyed next to the bathroom volume, transitioning to the living space. The design was to accommodate full living in a small space, without the need to edit one’s daily life around the space. The sheer volume of units contained within the box of the building pushes all extra spaces to act as social spillover space. Interior amenity spaces are designed to accommodate a group lounge, a library, a coffee bar, and fitness, while the exterior spaces include a reimagined alley as public courtyard, a patio open to the lounge, a sixth floor terrace, and a large roof deck with views to the city skyline. Throughout the building, custom graphics mediate between the amenity spaces and act as wayfinding amidst the many units. The top floor of the building acts as a larger graphic reading of depth through the forced perspective lines around each window. Architect of Record: Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. Landscape Architect: CBA Landscape Architects, LLC Structural Engineer: T.F. Moran MP,FP Engineer: Norian /Siani Engineering Inc. Electrical Engineer: Verne G. Norman Associates, Inc. Civil Engineer: H.W. Moore Associates, Inc.