Images courtesy of Archiblox.
Prefab designer-builder Archiblox, the brains behind the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house, has designed and constructed a pop-up ice-cream store in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
The space, named House of Häagen-Dazs, will be open and serving ice-cream for three more weeks, before moving to the Rocks in Sydney.
The House of Häagen-Dazs.
The bespoke store features “detailed joinery with intricate paneling, custom booth seating and sophisticated window portals embodied with suspended planters and rope detailing creating an all-encompassing striking Scandinavian-look fitout,” Archiblox said on their website.
Experts in prefabricated design, Archiblox focus on sustainable designs and work to reach 8-star energy ratings. Early last year, they developed the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house, which was unveiled at Melbourne’s City Square. The wood-panelled one-bedroom home produces more energy than it consumes, and self-regulates heating and cooling through natural ventilation systems. The design won the Residential – New Build prize at the 2015 International Green Interior Awards.
Archiblox’s Carbon Positive House.
Archiblox has worked to change the game when it comes to modular homes, bringing a considered design focus to smaller residential projects while simultaneously working to achieve sustainability goals, as seen in their Avalon house – a home that features intimate design reflecting the surrounding coastal environment.