Collection by Allie Weiss

The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House


Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.

The house's large, double-glazed windows are used to bring sunlight and warmth into the structure in the winter.
There are two zones in the house.
The houses uses sustainably-sourced materials with formaldehyde- and VOC-free finishes.
In-ground tubes also help with ventilation, pulling cool air through the house from the south side.
An airtight building envelop helps naturally insulate the structure.
The garden walls also wrap over the roof of the structure to further insulate the home and act as a living roof.
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