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.
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.
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