Modular Takes on Traditional

2018-06-20T10:06:37+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Design|

Recently we read about modular homes being constructed alongside traditionally built houses at a site in the UK, allowing potential buyers to compare the quality of both methods. The gist of the article was that for the first time, consumers will be able to experience and critique different methods of building – giving them more design options and price points when choosing a method that suits their needs. In particular, the large scale site would allow the next generation of [...]

Considering a knockdown rebuild project? Here’s 6 reasons why a modular home solution can work for you.

2018-06-20T09:51:31+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

These days trying to find the perfect block of vacant land in your desired location can be like looking for a four-leaf clover. In increasing numbers, people are choosing to knock down their existing house and rebuild on their current block. They are already in a suburb they desire, a street they like, near a school they want their kids to go to or close to ageing parents. Choosing to rebuild your home on the block you currently reside in [...]

Playful and Stylish – Modular Furniture Compatible with Lego

2018-06-06T10:16:54+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Design, Things We Love|

Last month we shared the creative modular furniture solution for cats – simple and subtle cardboard modules that can be arranged in multiple ways to create mazes and elaborate playhouses for our feline friends. But now it’s the kids’ turn to have some fun! Introducing the latest collection by Studio NINE – modular furniture that will bring out your inner child.  […]

Phillip Island Project in HIA Housing Magazine

2018-06-05T14:18:20+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from HIA Housing Magazine – Settled unobtrusively on a wild shoreline of Victoria’s Phillip Island, this effortlessly beautiful holiday home evokes the nostalgic charm of Australia’s iconic beachside cottages; with their spare mid-century styling and perennially sandy floors. At the same time, its progressive design and 21st century sensibilities herald a bold new take on contemporary architectural ingenuity. The home is constructed – quite simply – from seven prefabricated modular units, assembled into two rectangular forms and anchored [...]

Modular Furniture for Your Cat

2018-06-05T14:19:08+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Design, Things We Love|

The discerning cat owner is always on the lookout for a cool new toy or accessory for their felines, and there’s no shortage of ingenious ideas out there. But this latest creation, A Cat Thing, gets the Modscape tick of approval for not only being modular (because you know we’ve got a thing for all things modular!), but also for its ability to harmoniously fit with modern furniture and interior design. Like all good ideas, A Cat Thing arose as [...]

Lane Cove Project in the Daily Telegraph

2018-06-05T14:19:22+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from The Daily Telegraph - A house built in a matter of weeks and delivered in a day was everything these owners wanted. They say timing is everything and in the case of this Lane Cove house, that certainly rings true. It may look like a regular house but its arrival in the suburb was met with much anticipation — and its journey to the site was planned with precision. The house is made up of four separate [...]

Design Series: Baths and Bathroom Fixtures

2018-06-05T14:20:37+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

The profile of the bathroom continues its rise thanks to the advancements in high tech bathroom accessories and the stunning bath, vanity and tile options now available. The bathroom is where most of us start our day. We clean away the night and prepare ourselves for battle. The shower offers busy people the only chance they have all day for some solace. It can be where you steal a moment to put on your make-up like a mask of strength [...]

3 Reasons Why a Modular Home Is a Great Option for a Country Block

2018-06-05T14:21:07+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Architecture, Modscape, Sustainability|

In regional and rural areas, the costs associated with building a new home can be compounded by factors pertaining to a site’s isolation and exposure. Labour supply, weather conditions and accessibility tend to impact on the ease and financial feasibility with which rural construction can take place.  However, contrary to traditional onsite construction methods, modular building is ideally suited to regional areas thanks to the control, predictability and accessibility achievable through an offsite factory build. Given the difficulties traditionally associated [...]

Upcoming Project

2018-06-05T14:21:38+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

The client’s current home in Sydney’s Northshore is rundown and badly oriented, filled with pokey awkward spaces that do not meet the needs of their large family. Working with the existing pool, the new modular home utilises the landscaping but is more complimentary and better suited to the block. With a whopping six bedrooms and six bathrooms, the design’s focus is about efficient and flexible living spaces. A large three meter cantilever is a striking focal point from the street [...]

A Mountain Stage with Spectacular Views

2018-06-05T14:21:52+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Architecture, Design|

Meander your way through the forest or get lifted up the ski slope at Songhua Lake Resort in the Jilin Province of China and you’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking platform from which to admire the panoramic views of both mountains and water. Built as a triangular-shaped ‘stage’, the platform’s design combines a wooden upper level atop a heavy concrete base – blending rough, textural materials and traditional construction techniques with a more sensuous form. Charred cedar shingles create a [...]