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SIGN OF THE TIMES: LUXURY WATCHMAKER AUDEMARS PIGUET EMBRACES MODULAR

2022-06-02T10:11:24+10:00 June 2nd, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

The world of luxury goods has been slow to embrace sustainable practices, but Audemars Piguet is part of a new wave of Swiss watchmakers looking to buck the trend. The company has recently unveiled its new modular workshop in Le Locle, Switzerland, dubbed the Manufacture des Saignoles, with another facility [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: HEINZ DESIGN SUSTAINABLE SAUCE BOTTLES FOR A GREENER FUTURE

2022-06-02T09:05:27+10:00 June 2nd, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

As legends in the condiment game, Heinz don't often tinker with a winning recipe – but that’s not stopping them from adopting a greener approach to their famed packaging. Taking to the iconic Ketchup bottle, the brand has teamed up with eco-friendly packaging experts Pulpex to design and develop a [...]

MODSCAPE RECYCLED OVER 90% CONSTRUCTION WASTE DELIVERING MODULAR COMMERCIAL PROJECT

2022-05-25T10:32:07+10:00 May 25th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

The stats are in! Following the delivery of 272 modules for the Centres for National Resilience in Melbourne and Brisbane, Modscape is elated to announce that just 9.53% of the project’s construction waste went to landfill. In other words, 90.47% of all waste was recycled! This is great result for [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: WHIMSICAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER ‘TREEHOUSES’ IN THE WOODS

2022-04-28T10:04:44+10:00 April 28th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

They wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney film, but these eye-catching dwellings in the Austrian woodlands beautifully display a host of real-world sustainability solutions. Known simply as 'Bert', these tubular treehouses were designed by architecture studio Precht, and were assembled using prefabricated components made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) [...]

THE ‘HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE’ EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL OF MODULARITY

2022-04-21T14:00:23+10:00 April 21st, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Inspired by the rapid evolution of medical science and healthcare, Qatar-based OMA and Squint/Opera have released a prototype for a low-rise hospital that explores the potential of modularity. Designed by OMA together with BuroHappold, the prototype is part of research for the Al Daayan Health District Masterplan, which encompasses the [...]

JAPAN’S COOLEST EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS

2022-03-30T15:13:19+11:00 March 30th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Japanese designers aren’t afraid to shake things up, and that innovative ethos also extends to the construction of the nation’s earthquake-resistant buildings. Approximately 1500 quakes strike the Land of the Rising Sun each year so, naturally, local architects and builders are forced to keep resilience front-of-mind when working on any [...]

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION MARKET WILL BE WORTH US$153.7 BILLION BY 2026, ACCORDING TO REPORT

2022-03-16T10:16:57+11:00 March 16th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/media, Sustainability|

The global modular construction industry is predicted to be worth approximately US$153.7 billion by 2027, growing at a whopping CAGR of 6.4%. The forecast comes courtesy of a recent report, which attributes a large portion of the growth to the expansion of modular in the Asia-Pacific region which, of course, [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIA BUILDS TOWARDS ZERO-CARBON CONSTRUCTION

2022-03-30T13:45:34+11:00 March 4th, 2022|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Scandinavia has long been admired for its innovation and design, and it’s quickly adding sustainability to that list. Cleaning up what is traditionally one of the world’s most high-emission industries, cities like Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), and Copenhagen (Denmark) are leading the Scandinavian charge towards zero-carbon construction – and modular [...]