By: Joseph Licata
With sustainability, low-carbon and minimal design surging from trend to mainstay, a group of architects are bringing to market affordable options for those who want to live well while making an impact. ArchiBlox, said architects, recently showed off a prototype of a prefab home that produces more energy than it uses. The prototype was recently on display in Australia’s Melbourne City Square. With features that include a garden wall, grass rooftop and solar panels, this home is perfect for those looking to live a carbon positive lifestyle.
“Archi+ Carbon Positive Houses will make significant contributions within society by addressing the increasing levels of carbon emissions and the high levels of embodied energy that come with the construction of a standard home,” said ARchiblox.
A sunroom separates the exterior from the interior, with the structure oriented to maximize its exposure to the sun creating a pocket of warm air that will even help insulate the home during winter.
“These homes will give our clients the opportunity to rid themselves of modern day lifelines in a house that has been developed through a collaboration of design sensitivities and new technologies with like-minded companies,” the architects said.
Starting price for this beauties, around $200K
Photos: Tom Ross