Tag: Prefabrication

The Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 31 May 2018

Macquarie Uni’s prefab ‘innovation hub’ named best education building in Australasia

A timber, prefabricated “innovation hub” by Architectus has been named the overall winner of an awards program that rewards innovative education design.

Prefabricated Carbon Positive House by Archiblox installed temporarily in Melbourne's City Square in 2015.
Discussion | Greta Harrison | 17 Jan 2018

The future is prefabricated

Prefabricated construction is in its infancy but with increasing demand on tradition construction and speed and the sustainability benefits of prefabrication, could this new manufacturing industry change the way Australia builds?

The Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 Sep 2017

Prefab ‘innovation hub’ for Macquarie University constructed in just five months

A prefabricated “innovation” building made from engineered timber and designed by Architectus has opened at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Forte in Victoria Harbour, Melbourne, designed and constructed by Lendlease. It is Australia’s first timber high-rise apartment building.
News | Linda Cheng | 30 Aug 2016

$3m funding boost for prefab housing research

The University of Sydney and developer Lend Lease has received a $3 million grant to research solutions for prefabricated multi-storey housing.

The Tiny Homes Foundation pilot project designed by NBRS Architecture.
News | Linda Cheng | 19 Aug 2016

Tiny houses helping homeless

NBRS Architecture has created a tiny house village on the NSW Central Coast that will house the homeless.

A Nev House, designed by Ken McBryde, for remote communities on cyclone-ravaged Tanna Island in Vanuatu.
News | Linda Cheng | 17 May 2016

Surfing design duo creates cyclone-resistant shelters

Architect Ken McBryde and surfboard designer Nev Hyman have created a series of cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelters for a remote community in Vanuatu.

The carbon positive prefabricated house by Archiblox uses a retractable green wall to help shade the house.
News | Sian Johnson | 17 Nov 2015

Aus carbon positive house up for Sustainia Award

Archiblox’s carbon positive prefab house made the top 10 list for the international Sustainia Award, beating 1500 others.

Muji Hut by Konstantin Grcic.
News | Linda Cheng | 9 Nov 2015

Muji unveils tiny houses

Japanese retailer Muji has unveiled the designs of three prefabricated tiny retreats to escape the city.

This WikiHouse 4.0 house display model was created by over ten days for the London Design Festival in 2014.
News | Sian Johnson | 3 Sep 2015

Australia’s first WikiHouse on the way

A WikiPod prototype will be created at a workshop next month, paving the way for accessible prefab design in Australia.

PrefabAUS annual conference
Conferences | 13 Aug 2015

PrefabAUS annual conference

A three-day event exploring Australia’s rapidly changing building manufacturing industry

The world's first carbon positive prefabricated house, by practice Archiblox.
News | Sian Johnson | 18 Jun 2015

Could prefab save car industry workers?

The CRC for Low Carbon Living cites huge benefits in retraining car manufacturing workers for the modular building industry.

Little Hero by Fender Katsalidis and Unitised Building is one of the case studies that led to the establishment of the new training centre in prefabricated housing.
News | Linda Cheng | 2 Jun 2015

$4m boost for prefab housing industry

Funding for a new training centre will help propel Australia’s infant prefab industry to compete on the global market.

Carbon Positive house by Archiblox.
News | Linda Cheng | 11 Feb 2015

World’s first carbon positive prefab house?

A prefabricated house, that results in a net positive for the environment, lands in the centre of Melbourne.

Poly by Tomahawk Studios and Archer Breakspear at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
News | Peter Salhani | 14 Aug 2014

Fugitive Structures: A digital double act

Poly pods return to SCAF – a lo-tech foil for the hi-tech Trifolium.

The multi-use space has a green roof.
Projects | Jill Pope | 3 Jan 2014

Backyard Room

A conversation about working from home kick-started ArchiBlox’s affordable prefabricated structure.

Chris Moller’s Click-raft structure clicks together much like life-sized Meccano onsite at Kiwi Prefab.
Discussion | Kirsten Matthew | 30 Jan 2013


One of the summer’s most interesting New Zealand exhibitions is all about – wait for it – prefab buildings.

The Arkit EcoStudio on display as part of the State of Design festival.
Discussion | Daiman Otto and Craig Chatman | 1 Oct 2010

ARKit EcoStudio – a sustainability case study

ARKit has developed a sustainable prefabricated wall-panel system which is economical and quick to work with.

The Arkit EcoStudio is delivered to its site outside Melbourne's Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Ideas | Scott Drake | 1 Oct 2010

Prefab houses

The Australian dream of home ownership has not traditionally embraced prefabricated housing, but could the move toward sustainability change that?

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