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28 Nov 2016

Bill Dunster Architects News

£65k ZEDpod at BRE Innovation Park

Pioneering new housing solution for cities joins BRE Innovation Park’s family of trailblazing buildings.

ZED Pods Limited, a new independent UK company, is providing a clever solution to the challenges of building affordable city homes where land is scarce or expensive.

ZEDpod at BRE Innovation Park by Bill Dunster Architects

24 Nov 2016
Response to Autumn statement on affordable housing

ZEDpod affordable net zero carbon key worker housing

‘A welcome announcement of extra £1.4bn from the Chancellor today, however in order to get the desired results i.e. more affordable homes at significant speed and volume, we must start to do things differently – this has been our approach with the ZEDpod – our super affordable, high quality, net zero carbon key worker housing that can go where the key workers are needed in high value locations’.

ZEDpod affordable net eco housing

‘ZEDpods are designed as permanent buildings sitting on an elevated platform above existing outdoor car parks; they can be relocated, utilising unused space and require only air rights, with no need for scarce land already allocated for housing.

ZedPod by Zed Factory and Bill Dunster Architects prototype

shared space:
ZedPod by Zed Factory and Bill Dunster Architects shared space

ZedPod housing by Zed Factory and Bill Dunster Architects

ZedPod building by Zed Factory and Bill Dunster Architects

We are committed to using UK steel and timber, and the ZEDpod can be assembled across the country in pop-up factories employing around 20 people each, and double the number across the entire supply chain.’

Bill Dunster, OBE, ZedFactory

ZEDpod affordable net zero carbon housing

page updated 19 Aug 2016

Bill Dunster Architects – Key Recent Building

ZED Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010, China
Date built: 2010
ZEDfactory Architects
Shanghai Expo Norwegian Pavilion
photo :
ZED Pavilion Shanghai
The ZEDpavilion showcases a holistic approach to urban sustainability, highlighting a range of key strategies, technologies, and components that The ZEDfactory believe are key to meeting our global commitments to a low carbon future. The ZEDfactory also now has a satellite office in Shanghai to work with the Chinese construction industry and continue to develop low carbon solutions for a wide range of climates and densities.

Bill Dunster – Key ZEDfactory Projects

Sustainable housing

BedZED, 24 Helios Rd, Wallington, London SW6, UK
Date built:
Bill Dunster Architects / ZEDfactory
Sustainable Architecture ‘Demonstration Project’ in UK
High profile housing development: designed to be carbon neutral eco-housing with ostensible eco styling

Zero Carbon housing

BowZed – four apartments, Bow, Tower Hamlets, East London, UK
Date built:
Bill Dunster Architects / ZEDfactory
By developer Yorklake Homes, London

Visited by Chancellor Gordon Brown & Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly

Only carbon neutral commercially-built development in UK at time of writing (2007).
Features: extremely high levels of insulation; triple glazing; photovoltaic solar cells; wood pellets boiler; Swift wind turbine; wind assisted heat exchange ventilation

Earth Centre – Conference Facility, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date built: 2001

More projects by Bill Dunster Architect online soon

Location: 21 Sandmartin Way, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7DF, UK

ZEDfactory Practice Information

Architecture studio based in Wallington, Surrey, England

Bill Dunster established ZEDfactory in 1999.

The studio has an expertise in Zero (fossil) Energy Development (ZED) buildings.

Bill built his own house, Hope House, in 1995 which is a prototype low energy live/work unit in which he and his family now live.

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