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MODULAR AUSTRALIAN BEACH HOMES

2023-12-05T13:49:24+11:00 December 5th, 2023|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

There’s something quite Aussie about spending the weekend down by the ocean. From the golden sands of Sydney's Northern Beaches, to the rugged waves along Victoria's Great Ocean Road, we're blessed with some of the world's most spectacular beaches. When it comes to designing the ideal coastal retreat, prefabrication offers [...]

REBUILDING THE NORTHERN RIVERS SCHOOL CLUSTER

2023-12-04T15:42:47+11:00 December 4th, 2023|In Conversation, Sustainability|

In 2022, the Northern Rivers and North Coast regions of Australia suffered devastating floods, causing extensive damage to several schools. This disaster necessitated an urgent rebuilding of essential infrastructure, a task well within Modscape's capabilities. In partnership with Schools Infrastructure NSW, ADCO, and Pedavoli Architects, Modscape was appointed to manufacture [...]

MELBOURNE’S URBAN TREE REVIVAL: A NEW CHAPTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

2023-11-22T18:03:56+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|All, Architecture, Sustainability, Things we love|

Revival Projects is on a mission to normalise material resourcefulness. Based in Melbourne, the B Corp consultancy has set up an Urban Tree Recovery program, which aims to remove the commercial barriers often associated with repurposing felled trees. The initiative demonstrates a profound dedication to local biodiversity and community. QUICK [...]

MAKE MODELS: CRAFTING THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

2023-11-22T17:56:51+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|All, Architecture, Sustainability, Things we love|

Sydney–based studio Make Models is transforming architectural visions into tangible scale models. Celebrated for their precision and innovation, they play an essential role in the architectural process, helping architects and designers to communicate their ideas more effectively. Their expertise is in bringing complex architectural concepts to life through engaging, physical [...]

MEET THE EXPERT: ANGUS MCKINNON, ARCHITECT

2023-11-22T16:43:09+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|In Conversation, Sustainability|

We caught up with Modscape architect Angus McKinnon to discuss mastering his craft, the impact of environmental factors on building practices, and the evolving landscape of sustainability in Australian housing. Modscape (MOD): Hi Angus. Let’s start with your background and how you came to Modscape. Angus (AM): I guess my [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: ARUP’S MODULAR EV FORECOURT

2023-05-01T15:57:52+10:00 February 9th, 2023|All|

In cities like Melbourne and Sydney where many rail cottages and terrace houses were built without garaging, in an increasingly electric world, how do people with electric cars charge their vehicles? There’s chargers here and there, in supermarkets, shopping malls and the like, but, even fast charging times range from [...]

DESIGNING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE

2022-11-14T10:35:29+11:00 November 14th, 2022|All|

As we head into our third year in a row of La Niña summers, it’s clear our environment is changing. The unfortunate reality of a wet summer is the increased risk and frequency of flooding. The rain also encourages a resurgence of vegetation growth which in turn, can provide fuel [...]

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