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Things We Love: A Site-Specific Installation Inside a Mid-Century Prefab Prototype

2019-08-16T14:52:33+00:00 August 16th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The exhibition space itself is often overlooked when you are experiencing and admiring the final art product. Yet, the building and structure play an important role in amplifying the experience of art admiration. It is this relationship between art and architecture that is explored in the site-specific installation, Parallel Perspectives. Parallel Perspectives is a new exhibition currently on inside a mid-century prefab prototype, McCormick House – designed by famous architect Mies van der Rohe. Luftwerk, a Chicago-based design collective, have [...]

5 Organising Lessons to Learn from Small Spaces

2019-08-14T11:56:09+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Things We Love|

If Marie Condo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ has taught us anything it’s that organising our homes can be a therapy of its own. What seems to resonate with people about the self-styled ‘KonMari’ method is that, even in small spaces, there are plenty of clever ways to maximise storage and minimise clutter without having to throw out everything you own. If there is a trick, it seems to revolve around how you retain a sense of style [...]

Norwegian Cabins Perched on Seaside Rock Formations

2019-08-16T14:47:17+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

On a remote island above the Arctic Circle sits an eco-friendly resort that immerses guests in the wild beauty of northern Norway. Manshausen Island Resort includes compact cabins dotted along the shore. Each cabin is elevated off the ground and carefully sited to minimize impact to the landscape yet maximise the spectacular views across the rugged coast. Architects Stinessen Arkitektur explain that wave heights, extreme weather conditions and the future rise in sea level were studied to determine the exact [...]

Modular Sports Pavilions – The Benefits and Your FAQs Answered

2019-08-07T10:22:43+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

Local sporting pavilions are an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize and connect with each other in a safe and welcoming environment. Many councils and government bodies are recognizing that integrated, state-of-the-art facilities incorporating shared meeting and recreational spaces can support a more active, resilient and connected community. With the increasing number of female participants in sports, flexible multi-purpose facilities not only support local clubs as their numbers increase and requirements shift, but offer non-sporting community [...]

Meet the Team – Chris McRae

2019-07-24T13:52:58+00:00 July 24th, 2019|All, Modscape|

From designing our modular buildings to documenting the designs for construction and from coordinating the many trades in our factory to making sure the building materials arrive on time, it takes an amazing crew of people to run Modscape. Today we introduce Chris McRae, Modscape’s Sales & Design Consultant. […]

Courtyard Homes: Passive-Solar Design for Sought-After Northern Sun

2019-07-19T09:46:28+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

With inner city space at a premium and an overall reduction in yard size across the board, the idea of the courtyard home has become increasingly popular  – and with good reason. Offering a secluded and private open space, internal courtyards not only encourage more time spent outdoors but have a raft of passive-solar design benefits that can make your home more comfortable and cost efficient. Aesthetically, courtyards are a wonderful way to bring sunlight, warmth and greenery to your [...]

5 Design Tips for an Ergonomic Bathroom

2019-07-16T10:40:24+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability, Things We Love|

When most people hear the term ‘ergonomics’ they often nod their heads and agree it’s good for you – but are not exactly sure what the term means or how it applies to anything other than their office chair. The science of ergonomics, however, can have an enormous impact upon the functionality and comfort within a home and is essentially the study of how people best interact with their environments. In particular, ergonomics focuses on how to avoid risk or [...]

Heating Options for Your Modular Home

2019-06-19T13:35:47+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

As winter sets in and we have to brave those frosty mornings and ice cold evenings, our thoughts often turn to how to we can instantly and efficiently heat our homes. Cranking the thermostat as high as it goes is certainly one way, however, if you don’t have the right system in place, your heating bills can become staggeringly high. With so many options out there, we have picked the best options for your modular home. And while it is [...]

Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

2019-06-06T10:27:29+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Modscape, Press/Media, Things We Love|

Produced and presented by Hobsons Bay City Council, the Business Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for businesses in the Hobsons Bay area, both large and small, to be recognised for their achievements, innovation and leading work practices. From home-based businesses and start-ups, to manufacturing and logistics companies, the business awards bring together people to celebrate their successes and accomplishments. Modscape was thrilled to have won the ‘2017 Business of the Year Award’ for our commitment to sustainability and innovation. The [...]

Modular buildings – the winning formula for sport facilities

2019-08-07T10:23:43+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

As the rate of participation in local sport grows, so too has the demand for better and expanded facilities to cater for players, umpires and visiting teams. To support this growth, Modscape works collaboratively with local councils and sporting clubs to create inclusive facilities that provide comfortable, private and safe environments for males and females. But local sporting pavilions are not just for teams to use intermittently. They’ve become an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize [...]