A multi-residence building located along along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. Intended to serve as a new hub of local small-scale production, the building also looks to incorporate new ideas of small-unit or micro-unit (500 sq ft or less) apartment models. The design is intended to fuse local and small-scale craftsman-oriented professions with a new model for housing. Included are a range of amenity spaces every floor to facilitate resident interaction, communal workshop spaces designed to lower cost-of-production for working professionals and foster a 'working community', exterior sub-spaces designed to further strengthen the relationship between resident/worker/visitor. By providing for a diverse range of potential occupants, the site becomes transformed into a place of gathering and collection of local or regional social capital.