When a couple in Sydney’s northern beaches set out to build their house in less than a year, there was only one logical solution. turning to Archiblox, an Australian company specialising in prefabricated homes (which are made in sections to enable quick assembly), the couple saw their home completed in less than nine months.
At 106 square meters, the house is compact bu significant for its sustainable construction methods and flexibility. “Prefab homes touch the environment lightly with minimal disturbance of the natural surrounds”, architect and Archiblox founder Bill McCorkell says.
“We design energy-efficient homes for life, ensuring that areas and rooms can be used for more than one purpose to maximise usage. We design big, rather than build big.”
A green roof sits atop the structure, tying the cliff-side property to its magnificent surrounding landscape while reducing stormwater run-off., absorbing sound pollution and clearing the air.
“As urban density increases, Australian homes are heating up. A green roof absorbs the sun’s harsh rays, provides insulation to increase the thermal performance of a home, lowers energy bills and increases plant life to encourage biodiversity.”
The home is available for rent on Airbnb.