San Francisco-based developer Panoramic Interests proposes prefabricated micro-apartments as a solution to homelessness in the Golden City. Co.Exist reports that the 160 square-foot apartments called MicroPADs would be stackable and duplicable up to 10,000 times creating structures between two and 12 stories high. The capsule hotel-inspired steel structures include UV lights under the bed to kill bedbugs and nine-foot ceilings. Panoramic Interests owner Patrick Kennedy hopes to construct the MicroPADs on the unused space above parking lots, but has faced opposition by local labor and is still searching for a location for the first building.

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