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The exterior of SCADpad Asia, one of three prototype 135-square-foot micro apartments.

Test Drive: Weekend in a SCADpad

Snapshots from a stay in the 135 square foot micro houses installed in SCAD-Atlanta's parking garage.
updated 06.21.14

  • The exterior of SCADpad Asia, one of three prototype 135-square-foot micro apartments.
    The exterior of SCADpad Asia, one of thr…
  • Each unit has a private patio, this is the one for SCADpad North America.
    Each unit has a private patio, this is t…
  • A detail of the ceiling in SCADpad North America, designed by SCAD alumnus Marcus Kenney.
    A detail of the ceiling in SCADpad North…
  • Smart glass windows are controlled via iPad.
    Smart glass windows are controlled via i…
  • The floor of SCADpad North America is made of repurposed wooden yardsticks.
    The floor of SCADpad North America is ma…
  • The exterior of SCADpad Asia. The shells of the pads were fabricated in Savannah and transported and assembled in Atlanta.
    The exterior of SCADpad Asia. The shells…
  • The interior of SCADpad Asia, which features sound-conductive wall covering.
    The interior of SCADpad Asia, which feat…
  • Each pad has a small kitchen area. Accessories like shelves and hooks were designed by SCAD faculty and students and produced on 3D printers.
    Each pad has a small kitchen area. Acces…
  • The patio of SCADpad Europe. The copper roof trim was inspired by the tiled roofs in Lacoste, France, where SCAD has a campus.
    The patio of SCADpad Europe. The copper …
  • The interior of SCADpad Europe. The tapestry-inspired wall and floor covering was created using 40,000 strips of fabrics.
    The interior of SCADpad Europe. The tape…
  • The kitchen of SCADpad Europe. Students and faculty from 12 departments worked on the project, designing everything from dishes and utensils to high-tech lighting systems.
    The kitchen of SCADpad Europe. Students …
  • A community garden is available for all SCADpad residents.
    A community garden is available for all …
  • The garden is irrigated using a gray water system. Sunlight is redirected to the garden via fiber optic cables.
    The garden is irrigated using a gray wat…
  • The kitchens are outfitted with induction stoves, microwaves, and compact refrigerators. We\
    The kitchens are outfitted with inductio…
  • Dinner at SCADpad. The pasta is seasoned with herbs from the community garden and the salad is made with greens, herbs, and peppers from the garden.
    Dinner at SCADpad. The pasta is seasoned…
  • All the fixtures were designed by faculty, students, or alums. We loved these copper drinking glasses.
    All the fixtures were designed by facult…
  • Communal areas are an integral component of the SCADpad concept.
    Communal areas are an integral component…
  • Common spaces included lounges, this giant chess board, and an artificial-turf "lawn."
    Common spaces included lounges, this gia…
  • The SCAD parking lot has  exceptional views of Downtown and Midtown.
    The SCAD parking lot has exceptional vi…
  • The SCADpad residents have access to foldable commuting bikes.
    The SCADpad residents have access to fol…
  • We rode through the empty parking garage and up to the roof.
    We rode through the empty parking garage…
  • The view from the SCADpad lounge.
    The view from the SCADpad lounge.
  • SCADpad Europe at night.
    SCADpad Europe at night.
  • The SCADpad experiment is installed in the parking deck of SCAD\
    The SCADpad experiment is installed in t…