Blairgowrie HouseContemporary Exterior, Melbourne
Tom Ross | Brilliant Creek
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Boxing cleverWhen it comes to cafe cool, this kitchen servery ticks almost all the boxes. The customised modular design is a prefabricated beauty, with the home consisting of three separate modules clad in corrugated metal. A cafe-style table umbrella could be a useful addition, however, on rainy days.
One company that is producing impressive modular backyard rooms is Victorian architecture-building practice ArchiBlox. Their range of pre-fabricated studios and granny flats are not just sustainably and architecturally designed, but energy efficient too. They can be used as anything from a home office or studio to a granny flat, and prices range from about $45,000 to $150,000. Design features to choose from include sleeping zones, kitchens, bathrooms, bookshelves and even green roofs.
What Are The Advantages Of SIPs?SIPs are lightweight, allowing for prefabricated construction, faster construction time on site and reduced need for site labour. Altogether, this makes them an economical choice.Because SIPs are pre-engineered, production waste is minimised. It can also reduce construction delays that may be caused by weather.SIPs are modular in nature but can be fabricated to fit a vast range of building designs.
The ArchiBlox system consists of approximately 50 different modules that can be configured to create the floor plan and volumes of the house, which can then be customised further.Each ArchiBlox module is made with lightweight materials that can easily be transported and installed on a site. “The most important thing to consider with prefabrication is the lighter the materials, the easier access we can get to all sites, particularly if they need to be craned or lifted. We can then incorporate masonry or heavier products once installed on site,” McCorkell says. Each module has been developed with a focus on minimising wastage in materials and labour.