“Archiblox is the shared vision of an architect and a builder. It’s also a cutting-edge break from the status quo of the Australian housing market. As the name would suggest, Archiblox specialises in prefabricated, modular homes that can be custom designed and built for sites of all sizes.
“Archiblox grasps the mentality of small-scale living, explaining on their site that they “design big, rather than build big.” Their homes are designed to optimise the specific weather patterns of the building site location to save energy costs and environmental impact.
Their Collingwood, Melbourne project is an elegant synthesis of construction innovation and architectural know-how. Occupying a narrow 140-square-metre site, the home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Passive cooling techniques allow the indoor spaces to be extended through the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which opens up to the front yard and is oriented north to allow the winter sun to illuminate and warm the space