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ARTlanta: SCADpad

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Yesterday, I stopped by the Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) Atlanta campus to check out their SCADpad project.

Housed in the school’s parking deck, what you will find are 3 x 135-square-foot pods – no wider than a standard parking space – that are outfitted with all the comforts of a small, yet efficient, home. With functions like lights and air conditioning controlled wirelessly from an iPad, each module is inspired by one of SCAD’s three global campuses in Asia, Europe and North America.

In addition to the three homes, a park, outdoor lounge and organic garden are included in the SCADpad community. This project is the result of 10 months of planning and execution by SCAD students, alumni, faculty, staff and the school’s fabrication partners.

I love the creativity and ingenuity that went into this project. Though the homes are small, they are all comfortable enough for a single resident. Maybe two if you both really enjoy being confined to small spaces. Whatever floats your boat pod. Terrible joke, but I couldn’t resist.

My favorite aspects of the community are the repurposed rulers used to construct the North American-inspired home and the light saber-esque flashlights than are used for evening gatherings in the park.

The exhibit is free, but is only open on specific weekend dates due to students actively living in the pads. You can find the schedule and read more about the SCADpad’s here. Enjoy.


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