In an attempt to explore concepts for urban micro-living, students of the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Atlanta branch have built a temporary tiny house village inside the parking garage of their campus’s main building.
The students, together with professors and alumns, have designed and built three 135-square-foot ‘SCADpads’ — fully equipped micro-dwellings that fit the size of a standard parking space. The pop-up parking garage village also contains communal open areas, such as a Groovebox community garden, a living room, and work spaces.
Exploring ways to develop flexible and low-cost housing in underused parking decks in high-density urban areas, the SCADpad project aims to push the boundaries of urban living. The designers have calculated that SCAD’s parking garage in Atlanta could accommodate up to 400 micro-homes.
The designers themselves have lived in the parking garage for one week in order to find out if their SCADpads are livable. Check out this blog or the #SCADpad hashtag on Twitter in case you’re interested in their findings.