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Modular buildings – the winning formula for sport facilities

2019-07-01T12:22:17+00:00 July 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 [...]

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 [...]

Architectural estimates and building quotes not marrying up? Here’s why you should consider modular

2019-05-29T11:59:46+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

If 19 series of Grand Designs has taught us anything, it’s that the quest for the perfect home can start with the best and most conscientious intentions, but can soon unleash a Pandora’s Box of cost blowouts, time delays, fragile finances and a perilous loss of sanity. While we can have a firm idea of what we want, and are willing to put the time and resources behind it, the process of designing, costing and building your dream house throws [...]

Modular Research Center

2019-05-20T10:47:13+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Architecture|

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) created great interest when it opened to the public for Saudi Design Week. But for those unable to attend and enjoy the Zaha Hadid Architects’ masterpiece up close and personal, German photographer, Hans Georg Esch, has created a wonderful video for all to enjoy. Taking us on a journey through the sprawling 17-acre campus, Esch uses wonderful film techniques including sweeping, birds-eye shots to highlight and showcase the exquisite, geometric building. [...]

Things We Love: Modular Desktop Robot

2019-05-17T14:18:43+00:00 May 14th, 2019|All, Things We Love|

Decades of science fiction movies and TV-shows have promised us useful robotic buddies to help us with our daily tasks. While at present that reality is partially fulfilled with toys like Nintendo’s ROB, actual robotic arms have been typically confined to a manufacturing functionality on production lines or in other environments like the medical sector. Hexbot Robotics is looking to change that with the creation of Hexbot 1.0 – an affordable, desktop robotic arm that draws, writes, 3D prints and [...]

Kitchen Layouts – Which One Is For You?

2019-04-30T11:52:08+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Architecture, Design|

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s more than just a cooking space and is often considered one of the most important rooms in the house. From entertaining and socializing through to homework and study, the kitchen is the place where family and friends informally gather, a hub of home activity. But designing the perfect kitchen can often be complicated. And when designed incorrectly, it can result in an awkward, dysfunctional and underutilized space. Design-tastes vary, [...]

Offsite Modular Builders + Offsite Construction = Faster, Smarter, Efficient Project Outcomes

2019-04-24T15:29:23+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Architecture, Modscape|

With the advancement of offsite prefabrication achieving outstanding results in design and cost effectiveness, modular construction in Australia is taking great strides. While currently representing five percent of Australia’s building and construction industry, modular and offsite construction is aiming to grow to 15 percent by 2025. Since our inception in 2006, Modscape has been both visible and vocal advocates for design aspiration and considered, intelligent and innovative modular architecture. We’re constantly pushing the ‘conventional’ boundaries, changing the way the industry [...]

3 Popular Exterior Metal Cladding Options Worth Considering

2019-04-11T09:55:46+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Architecture, Design|

When it comes to aesthetics and performance, metal-cladding is one of those rare materials that receives universal acclaim from architects and designers.  With striking finishes that can bring any project to life, their unique patterns and patinas are also highly practical – offering flexibility, durability and strength to a structure. But with so many materials to choose from, how do you make the right choice? It goes without saying that each metal has different properties, [...]