The UniPod is an open-source universally accessible bathroom pod – designed specifically for multi-unit residential applications, think social housing, retirement villages, and apartment buildings.
The open-source UniPod is the brain-child of PrefabNZ, the hub for prebuilt construction in New Zealand. PrefabNZ is working with BRANZ funding to increase uptake of prefabrication through the Levers for Prefab programme.
The UniPod provides an exciting glimpse into the future of medium-density housing – online instructions for assembling by manufacturers anywhere in New Zealand. This is similar to how pre-nailed wall frames and roof trusses started, and now those systems are common-place building components for almost all new-build housing.