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THE BUILDING WITH A ROLLERCOASTER ROOF: THE WAVE

2021-02-22T11:31:59+00:00 February 22nd, 2021|Architecture, Design|

Along the south-east coast of Denmark is the town of Vejle – a region made distinct by its rolling hills in a country largely dominated by overwhelmingly flat terrain. Located at the head of a fjord, Vejle also has a rich history as a port town, with the river supporting [...]

MODSCAPE’S NGV ARCHITECTURE COMMISSION ENTRY: LIVING ROOMS

2021-02-16T12:55:44+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Modscape was among 100 entrants in this year's NGV Architecture Commission with our Living Rooms design in collaboration with Andrew Simpson Architects. Living Rooms is an interactive piece of public architecture that prompts user reflection of the expanding size of residential space and the ecological footprint we occupy. The installation [...]

CLT: MAKING MODULAR EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE

2021-01-28T12:32:56+00:00 January 28th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood product that is widely celebrated for its sustainability, efficiency, strength and thermal insulation. Comprised of layers of timber glued together with the grain running in opposite 90⁰ angles, CLT takes the structural and environmental qualities of wood and amplifies them. The benefits that [...]

A SKI LODGE WITH THE FUNCTIONALITY OF A SHIP’S CABIN

2020-11-24T18:12:30+00:00 November 17th, 2020|Architecture, Design|

Nestled in a Swiss alpine valley and surrounded by over 200km of ski slopes is the Revier – a modular hotel by Carlos Martinez Architects. Constructed off-site using CLT (cross-laminated timber), each of the 96 rooms was craned in as a prefabricated module, all joining together in record time to [...]

HOW EUROPE FOUND SUCCESS IN BUILD TO RENT WITH MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

2020-11-24T11:45:26+00:00 October 12th, 2020|All|

Above: Brunswick BTR concept design – street view. As Australia’s population continues to increase in parallel with demand for inner-city living, the way we supply housing is shifting in an interesting way. While past generations saw a house on a block of land as the ‘Australian dream’, for the new [...]

THE BUILDING METHOD HELPING HOTELS OPEN FASTER

2020-09-02T16:43:43+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Architecture, Design|

For the hotel industry, business begins the second land is secured. Every choice following that purchase influences not only the clientele and their flow, but when income from rooms will begin to be generated. And it is predominantly for this reason that Marriott International, the largest hotel chain in the [...]

THE MOUNTAIN REFUGE: A GETAWAY FOR THE MIND AND BODY

2020-09-02T16:44:18+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Architecture, Design|

The Mountain Refuge – a tiny, prefab timber home – is just as it suggests, a welcoming built getaway for the mind and body among the mountainous country landscape. Designed by Italian architects Gnocchi+Danesi, the cabin is a concept based on modularity and thus is intrinsically adaptable and flexible. The original [...]