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Built for and Inspired by New York, This Compact Cabin has a Local Perspective

Architect Peter Zuspan used his everyday experience and NYC know-how to inform his contribution to the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN.

Architect Peter Zuspan used his everyday experience and NYC know-how to inform his contribution to the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN.

A seasoned New Yorker by way of Atlanta, architect Peter Zuspan is intimately familiar with the challenges of living in the big city. So when MINI LIVING tapped the firm he co-founded, Bureau V, to design location-specific extensions of an experimental micro-house in Brooklyn, he jumped at the chance to on a successful small space that reflects the metropolis he calls home. The studio’s founding principal, Stella Lee, and principal, Laura Trevino, also contributed to the project. Informed by New York’s immigrant communities, stainless-steel diners, and stress-inducing pace, Bureau V created a kitchen and experience room for the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN, which is currently installed at A/D/O in Brooklyn, marked by a sense of humor and comfort. Surface sat down with Zuspan to learn more about his contribution to the project, how it relates to New York, and how well-designed small spaces can contribute to a better quality of urban life.  

Opening Photo: Courtesy MINI LIVING


This video was conceived, produced, and edited by Surface Studios, the creative agency of Surface Media. 

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