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.)

Reinventing the Residential Hotel: One Way to Help Solve the Housing Crisis Affecting San Francisco and other American Cities. (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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