Imagine a living space with chiming walls, colored lighting to mirror mood, and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs growing right outside of the window. Now, imagine it all in a 135- square- foot parking space. That’s a reality for some students at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Say hello to modern urban living at its greenest with SCADpad — three tiny residences each built the size of a single parking space. Student designers, professors and alumni saw future urban obstacles as opportunity. The challenge: too many people, too little space.
Jerome Elder is a graduate student at SCAD. Elder, who is majoring in Design for Sustainability, helped design one of the SCADpad units. He also had a large hand in developing the recycling system and community garden.