Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.
- Dieter Rams
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.
- 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
What to do: Panoramic’s Proposal
Frequently Asked Questions
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.