Wraptite-SA airtight membrane has been selected by RIBA award winning development pioneers ZEDfactory in an innovative solution to deliver zero carbon housing to China. The ZED Pod home has been built as part of the Shanghai Art & Design Exhibition at the Shanghai West Bund Art Centre.
The ZEDfactory concept suggests that as major cities expand they do so from the centre outwards, with the addition of a ring road every 15 years or less. Land value increases concentrically on the inner rings, leading to large-scale demolition and rebuilding at higher densities. To feed the hunger for urban expansion, it is estimated the construction materials needed can account for nearly 50% of the economy’s annual carbon footprint. Instead of large areas of demolition, ZEDfactory has designed a building, which can be easily moved into the next available ring, when required.