Its ZEDlife stand at Ecobuild – better described as a park or a playground, really – told the Zedfactory story in various different ways.
I discovered that the company’s team of architects and designers are pioneers in the field of zero-carbon design and development. They build entire eco villages using solar-power, like BedZED, the UK’s largest mixed use, carbon-neutral development. When it was built in 2002, it set new standards in sustainable building and comprises 82 affordable dwellings in a mixture of flats, maisonettes and town houses. They are also the brains behind zero carbon transport solutions, like their ForeverZED solar-powered bike.
It’s space at Ecobuild showcased a solar ‘tree’ that doubled as an attractive circular bench that wouldn’t look amiss in your local park, and is capable of powering homes.
It was very much a I-can’t-believe-I’ve-never-heard-of-this-before moment.
A closer read of Zedfactory’s website led me to all kinds of exciting, inspiring carbon-neutral projects, including this landARK, which featured at the Union Street Urban Orchard in 2010, and a slightly scary tubular honeycomb pod construction designed as student housing or sheltered accommodation.
To see for yourself and find out more go to zedfactory.com