Australian firm unveils world’s first carbon-positive prefab house

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Archiblox’s carbon-positive prefab house

Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world’s first carbon-positive prefab, which is currently on view in Melbourne’s City Square. Dwell took a look inside.

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The house features large, double-glazed windows that trap sunlight and warmth during the winter. In the summer sliding walls of vertical planters provide shade. For ventilation, in-ground tubes pull cool air through the house from the south side and an airtight building envelop naturally insulates the structure, according to Dwell.

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The house also uses all sustainably-sourced materials with formaldehyde- and VOC-free finishes. The appliances are all energy-efficient, and use greywater recycling. [Dwell]Christopher Cameron

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