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Living Cities Forum 2017

2017-06-22T09:46:32+00:00 June 27th, 2017|All|

Join the international design discussion about livability in Melbourne next month when the Living Cities Forum comes to town. Melbourne’s 6 year place atop the Economist’s Global Liveability Ranking makes it an obvious choice of host for this event. Despite Melbourne’s aforementioned ranking the forum is designed to take a deeper and more critical look past the considerations of the liveability equation to answer the question: what visionary thinking is required to sustain the urban attributes that make Melbourne arguably [...]

How Green is Your City?

2017-05-19T08:42:17+00:00 May 17th, 2017|All, Things We Love|

A greener city is more enjoyable for us and more beneficial for the environment. Through the evolution of intersectional technologies we now have a greater understanding of how we interact with the built and natural environment. A recent innovation from MIT’s Senseable City Lab, is one such innovation – it measures the density of greenery in cities across the globe but at a human eye-level. Named Treepedia, the program assesses street-level urban greenery using Google Street View and the Green [...]

10 Prefab Houses We Want To Live In

2018-09-24T16:32:46+00:00 January 6th, 2017|All|

The team at Modscape recently sat down and picked 10 amazing prefab designs from around the world that we’d be delighted to move into tomorrow. Desert House Image via Marmol Radziner Located in the Desert Hot Springs, California, is a delightful prefab home spread out over a five acre site. The internal floor space of 185 sqm is made up of seven modules and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 140 sqm of additional shade/deck modules create ample space for [...]

Project Brunswick Extension

2018-06-05T14:06:27+00:00 October 20th, 2016|All, Architecture, Modscape, Projects|

Peeking above a brick wall in Brunswick sits a modular extension that creates a powerful contrast from the existing architecture. The corner block called for a design that engages with the site’s existing streetscape from multiple viewpoints. How the extension reads in elevation was very important to both the clients and the Modscape design team. Rather than attempting to mimic in an unauthentic manner, the simple and geometric addition stands independently from the original, while remaining sympathetic to its scale [...]

Designing and Building an Eco-Friendly Home

2019-01-15T15:45:43+00:00 October 20th, 2016|All, Sustainability|

Eco home design basics could save you thousands We love great architecture and clever design. But we love it even more when the very best practices of residential design are combined with principles of sustainability. Many local Australian councils now support eco house designs and floor plans and encourage eco home builders to utilise the multiple advances in construction technology and materials. This makes it even easier to construct a highly energy efficient house. So how do you build an [...]

Things We Love: Off-Grid Living

2019-02-28T14:16:30+00:00 September 18th, 2016|All, Architecture, Modscape, Press/Media, Sustainability, Things We Love|

This month we are loving the new video by realestate.com.au on off-grid living – featuring our very own Tintaldra project. The Tintaldra home is situated on a vast property on the southern banks of the Murray River and serves as a minimalist retreat, offering a secluded yet intimate existence from which the surrounding environment can be observed and revered. When viewed from the road the cabin recedes into the landscape, looking like any number of sheds in the area and [...]

Project Shoreham

2017-07-21T15:47:16+00:00 June 29th, 2016|All, Architecture, Modscape, Projects|

Orientated to enjoy the dramatic views across Western Port Bay, this holiday home in Shoreham, Victoria provides all the essentials for a beachside getaway. The dwelling is arranged over two levels with a timber clad box atop a black metal base. The clients’ brief was to capitalise on the beautiful sea views so the main living space and master bedroom are elevated to the first floor. With the sea views to the south a secondary outdoor area was constructed to [...]

Things We love: Open House Melbourne

2018-06-05T15:17:56+00:00 June 24th, 2016|All, Press/Media, Things We Love|

We love good architecture and design. So it’s no surprise that we are a big fan of Open House Melbourne and the Open House Worldwide Network. ‘Open House’ is a simple but powerful concept – showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives encouraging everyone to go exploring in their city and discover the value of a well-designed built environment.  […]