SCADpads transform parking spaces into micro houses

At this time, SCAD Atlanta students and school are over sleeping the parking area from the Atlanta campus’s primary building. No, it isn’t dorms crisis or perhaps a protest, but a test in small areas. Each detail of three 135-square-feet “SCADpads” was created by students, professors, and alums, whose work includes toilets made using 3-D printers, portable fire features, and detailed architectural intending to fit a competent little home into a place how big a typical automobile parking space.

The small homes usually are meant to explore methods to develop housing in underused parking decks in high-density towns: SCAD’s Midtown garage could support 400 from the miniature dwellings. The designs also could help as future models for emergency and occasional-cost housing.

Set up in SCAD’s Midtown parking garage in April, the SCADpads include communal open areas which include a residential area garden and composting center. Textiles and fibers were utilised to melt the commercial surfaces and supply built-in artwork. The modular wall system includes integrated storage components.

Stay tuned: Our deputy editor Rebecca Burns will stay in a SCADpad this weekend. Check the Daily Agenda blog next week for her experience in the experiment.

This article originally appeared in our June 2014 issue under the headline “Downsizing.”