GROWING URBAN HABITATS

Zed Factory | Bedzed

Location | 2006? | Project Link

Perspective


Zone animation

REFILL

- Variety of unit types allows for changing lifestyles
- Integrates live & work; ability to earn money from house investment

REBOUND

- Local supplies (some salvaged) keeps embodied energy local - Live/work and mixed use community provides neighborhood assets - Passive design and on-site water management reduces impact on local habitat
- Green roofs (some public) reduces energy consumption, mitigates heat island effect, and filter storm water

RECIPROCAL

- Car sharing allows lower user cost and reduces land use for automobiles
- Reduced parking frees space available for recreation
- Less capital invested in parking infrastructure allows spending on community features

Research By: Kevin Day

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