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THE SILO SHOWCASES THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

2021-09-21T14:24:28+10:00 September 20th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Projects|

Taking to an abandoned 17-storey former grain silo in Copenhagen, Danish architects COBE adopted a transformative approach, using the existing structure to create a new residential apartment building with public function spaces. Aptly dubbed The Silo, the eye-catching project was done for clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark, with the [...]

WEATHERTIGHTNESS AND INSULATION: IT’S MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR

2021-09-23T15:36:46+10:00 September 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

At Modscape, we always consider several elements when it comes to sustainability. In some cases, these are examined during the design phase – think passive heating and cooling, as well as the inclusion of environmentally friendly systems. On the flipside, other elements are considered during the construction phase, elements such [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KAMIKATSU MOVES TOWARDS A ZERO-WASTE FUTURE

2021-09-16T13:36:34+10:00 September 16th, 2021|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Nestled in the mountains of Japan’s picturesque Shikoku region, Kamikatsu isn’t your average small town. Much like Modscape, the rural community has taken an innovative approach to sustainability – one that’s both minimalistic and meticulous, in true Japanese style. In 2003, the community became the first Japanese municipality to set [...]

MODULAR: THE MOST SUSTAINABLE WAY TO BUILD

2021-07-12T14:30:00+10:00 July 12th, 2021|Architecture, Design|

In Australia, it is estimated that the construction and demolition industry contributes around 40% of Australia’s overall landfill, in the form of demolished materials, off-cuts, land excavation and packaging. In 2017, this number sat at 10.4 million tonnes. As the construction industry has experienced significant growth over the past two [...]

RAINBOW ISLAND’S CHROMATIC MAJARA RESIDENCE

2021-06-04T14:03:31+10:00 June 4th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Projects|

Hormuz Island, also known as Iran’s ‘rainbow island’, is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world – and features some unique architecture to match. A high concentration of iron oxide gives the soil of the island an otherworldly reddish hue, while its mountains and caves are [...]

4 OF OUR FAVOURITE CLT PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

2021-06-03T16:25:30+10:00 June 1st, 2021|Architecture, Design|

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 [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: TOUR VENICE’S ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE DIGITALLY

2021-06-03T16:29:24+10:00 June 1st, 2021|Architecture, Things we love|

The Biennale Foundation in Venice is one of Europe’s most prestigious cultural institutions, having been established for over 120 years. The organisation’s exhibitions are equally revered, particularly the International Architecture Biennale, in which architecture from all around the world is on display. Open to the public from Saturday 22 May [...]