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Robots are NYC’s newest luxury building perk

Robots may one day rule the world – but for now, they are working to alleviate the small-space-dwelling crisis in a New York City apartment.

At least three Big Apple buildings have been installed, or offer the option to include, the robotic system – which can reveal and hide beds, wardrobes, and desks – with the use of a touchpad, smartphone, or resident’s voice.

Not only are they useful for providing creative storage, they also give the illusion of living in a large apartment.

To incorporate these mechanisms is the development of a city That smile 158 E. in East Harlem. Rental designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at 126th St., with 163 market-rate units. There, five units – four studios and one bedroom – will come out with the system Bumble-bee, A San Francisco company whose modular furniture fixtures help create more rooms.

One of the homes is a 470-square-foot studio, already installed, and the roof-anchored, bumblebee system can lift and lower a bed, as well as wardrobe storage, phone and voice.

A console and a coffee table, both of which live on the ground in an open living area, double a footboard with a corresponding long nightstand and storage when the bed comes upside down – turning the living room into a bedroom.

Company CEO and co-founder Shankar Murthy said, “Bumblebee’s vision has always been to create beautifully efficient spaces, so it becomes affordable.” “You are not paying for two or three rooms that you are not using all the time, but you are getting rooms whenever you want.”

Many accessories are also not required because the system is built-in – but still, efficiency comes for a price. The unit asks for $ 2,663 per month in net-effective rent, a figure that factors in concessions – in this case four months free on a 16-month lease. (Listed for $ 3,550.)

Without Bumblebee, the 495-square-foot studio asks $ 2,171 in net-effective rent. (Listed for $ 2,895.) Which makes Rumbo-Studio a little cheaper than a bumblebee-less, 623-square-foot one-bedroom, net-effective is asking $ 2,764 per month (listed for). $ 3,225) Belongs to.

Designed by former Apple and Tesla engineers, Bumblebee Systems uses software that catalogs stored items, such as an umbrella for rainy days, that can be called on demand. It also relies on cubic space for its layout – specifically maximizing the use of the roof – as opposed to square footage.

Murthy said, “It shouldn’t feel like you’re living in a closet with a Murphy bed.” “I want to live in a place that is futuristic, that feels like home to Ironman, which is based on change [what you] to ask.”

A robo house which is the Skyline Tower.
Skyline Tower in Long Island City, Queens, offers buyers cloud beds and pocket closet systems from the Orient.
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In Long Island City, the 801-unit Skyline tower Condo with prices of $ 680,000 for a studio – offers buyers of all apartments the option to install a cloud bed and pocket closet system Original, A separate company that also focuses on space-saving convertible furniture. (Pricing depends on the size and customization of the system.)

Cloud beds, similarly, rise above the ceiling and lower – revealing a couch and a coffee table in the living area in its upstairs position. The modern space, handling sales and marketing, built a model studio unit with this feature, as well as a closet with walk-in retractable hangar behind a television console with pocket closet. Who slides on the floor.

The Orient is set in a house along Essex Crossing.
Thanks to the Orient on Artisan at Essex Crossing in the Lower East Side, homes are tricked with furniture that retracts and expands at the touch of a button or by voice command.
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The Orient works primarily with a touch pad, says its founder and CEO Haseer Laria, as well as by phone and voice. It has another system already installed in 10 units (studio and one-bedroom) Artisans at Essex Crossing – A 263-unit development at 108 Broome St. in Manhattan where 142 apartments are market-rate. (Approximately $ 3,000 rent for a studio.)

It separates the space … and then it adds a ton of storage, which is another big issue that studio residents complain about.

Eury CEO Haseer Laria

There, this unhide system features storage, a pull-out desk, and some special beds that slide down.

“It separates the space,” said Larry, with the added benefit of this Orient installation that it also serves as a partition wall.

“When you live in these small apartments, especially when you live with your partner, you want your location to be somewhat different – and then that involves a ton of storage, which is another big issue.” Joe complains about the studio residents. “

About six of these apartments have already been spoken of – and Larira says the remainder have become popular among potential tenants.

“We are starting to get many more requests through social media advertisements,” he said.

At The Artisan, the average rent premium for a studio with the Orient is $ 200, which means more per month than a standard studio. Meanwhile, the average rent for a bedroom is $ 800 more than an Orient unit, giving a tenant a house that mimics a bedroom for much less in rent.

“The goal is to give you an apartment that is as cheap as we can build it. [and] David Dish, president of L + M Development Partners, said as part of a joint venture developing The Artisan that we can build it. “The Orient allows us in theory to give you a greater sense of space, which translates into lower fares for you.”

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