CITYSPACES® MicroPAD®

Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.

- Dieter Rams

CNN’s Feature on CITYSPACES® MicroPAD® 

 The Problem

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In San Francisco alone, there are almost 7,000 people living on the streets. The MicroPAD® was created to provide the homeless with high quality housing, quickly and economically. PAD stands for Prefabricated Affordable Dwelling, and is a fast, effective and permanent homeless housing solution. Each dwelling comes fully furnished with a private bathroom, kitchenette, armoire, desk and bed. Made from steel, with 9-foot ceilings, all in 160 square feet. These are more than a place to stay; MicroPAD® units give homeless people a place to live.

 

Solution to Homelessness Starts with Innovation.

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MicroPAD® prototype on display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Each unit fully furnished with private bath & kitchenette
  • 160 sf (8′ x 20′)
  • 9 ft ceiling height
  • 7 ft window height
  • Exceeds CA Seismic Code
  • Non-combustible construction
  • 24/7 filtered ventilation
  • Engineered soundproofing
  • Steel, unibody construction

 

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MicroPAD® interior, living space

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MicroPAD® interior, kitchen and shower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do:  Panoramic’s Proposal

Please click to download the Executive Summary Sheet on MicroPADS® units

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Frequently Asked Questions

MicroPADS® units are ideal for Supportive Housing. (Click link to learn more.)

Related Article:  “Conventional thinking is biggest roadblock to housing the homeless,” Panoramic Interests.

FAST & EFFECTIVE PERMANENT HOUSING FOR CITIES

  • Intermodal size easily fits on a standard ship, truck or train.
  • Flexible design fits in any neighborhood.
  • Easily relocated, if desired.
  • Installed in days.

The buildings can be built over existing parking lots, preserving the spaces below.

 

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