Avalon House, located along the coast of Australia just north of Sydney, was designed by Archiblox to have the least impact on the environment as possible. In addition to leveraging pre-fab construction, this home also features a lush green roof that’s densely populated with bushes, vines, and other foliage.
The home’s unique design not only helps it blend into its surroundings, but it also curbs water runoff to ensure it doesn’t go to waste. The living roof even contains a thermal mass to keep the home warm, again helping to save energy through smart design. It’s east-west orientation also improves ventilation and helps to naturally cool and heat the home’s interior.
The Avalon House is perched on several posts, keeping the 1140 square-foot home largely elevated from the ground. It has been wrapped in FSC certified external blackbutt hardwood timber that’s been milled from sustainable forestry methods. The modular design also helped to cut construction time dramatically, allowing residents to move into this beautiful, contemporary beach home in about six weeks.