Victorian modular housing design and construction outfit Archiblox has been named on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies of 2016.

Archiblox is the only Australian architecture firm to make the list, placing third in the Top Ten Companies by Sector for Architecture behind Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at number two and Tokyo’s Sannaa and number one.

It was Archiblox’s now-famous Carbon Positive House (CPH) that earned the team their Fast Company listing, the US tech-business magazine was most impressed with CPH’s environmental sustainability credentials and its speed of construction.

Also on the list is London-based architecture collective, Assemble who stunned the global art community last December to win the 2015 Turner Prize – Europe’s most prestigious contemporary visual art award.

Sanaa were the only architecture team to make Fast Company’s World's 50 Most Innovative Companies 2016, coming in at number 30 companies like Buzz Feed, Facebook and Spotify.


The Most Innovative Companies of 2016: Top Companies by Sector - Architecture

For upping the ante on architectural biomimicry

02 Office For Metropolitan Architecture
For democratizing high design

03 Archiblox
For making the sustainable home a reality

04 Tengbom
For developing the future of architecture in real time

05 Ingenhoven Architects
For marrying the man-made with the natural

06 Assemble
For seeing opportunities for good design everywhere--from gas stations to playgrounds

07 Gerber Architeckten
For thinking on its feet in the Middle East

08 Kasita
For upgrading the "mobile" home

09 Ateliers Jean Nouvel
For putting the Louvre in Abu Dhabi

10 Lake | Flato
For being a leader in architecture's sustainability evolution