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Knowing Your Timbers: 5 Australian Timbers and Their Characteristics

2019-12-06T10:33:18+00:00 December 6th, 2019|All, Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Durable, diverse and naturally beautiful, timber is one of the few materials that brings nature into your home. Both safe to handle and aging without decomposition, timber proudly boasts being one of the few renewable and carbon positive materials that can be sustainably harvested. From an architectural perspective, timber lends enormous range to a project; whether you want subtle grace, grand statements, organic hew or refined formality – you can find a timber to suit. In Australia, we are particularly [...]

Planning Your Future Smart Home

2019-11-19T11:52:26+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Architecture, Sustainability|

It’s hot outside and your sun-shades automatically descend; your phone rings when you’re not home to tell you someone is at the door; your heating switches on in winter when you’re five minutes from home; the fridge shops on your behalf when your milk is running low – these are all realities with smart home technology. Add networked entertainment, all angle security and any number of energy saving measures and you start to see the potential of smart homes, and [...]

Modscape’s Brooklyn Factory

2019-11-14T17:25:43+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Our team can work rain, hail or shine within our large Brooklyn factory. By constructing in a controlled environment we can ensure that a high level of quality is maintained and there's no time overruns. Our 6.5 acre site includes our ex-foundry factory and display suite, and has recently been extended to incorporate our new design office to house the growing Modscape team.  Our talented team thrive off designing and delivering the very best modular, sustainable projects. Combining their extensive experience [...]

Project Mt Macedon – Rimba Retreat

2019-11-07T12:02:51+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Ever wanted to stay in a Modscape home and dreaming of a little getaway? A chance to switch off to somewhere tranquil and private? Well stop lusting. The owners of this Mt Macedon retreat are now taking bookings. The retreat is designed to complement the beautiful rural setting and positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views across to Hanging Rock. With just 100sqm of internal space, the small footprint is intimate and it’s easy to switch off, kick back [...]

Twisting Art Gallery Bridge

2019-10-28T10:24:43+00:00 October 20th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

There’s a new spectacular twist to the evolving design history of a Norwegian sculpture park – a bridge. Traversing the Randselva river in southern Norway sits a contemporary art institution that doubles as infrastructure, intelligently designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Architects. Dubbed ‘The Twist’, the spectacular structure, torqued at its center, is designed to reconcile the different heights of the riverbanks, and in turn creates a unique and impressive sculptural aesthetic. Bjarke Ingels, BIG’s founding partner, said: “The Twist…is [...]

Design Series -Staircases: Modern Staircase Design Ideas

2019-10-18T10:27:03+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Some would argue that staircases are purely practical – designed to get you from A to B. However, with the introduction of new materials and building practices, staircases of today can be more than just functional and are quickly becoming one of the major features in architect designed homes. Given their span and structural elements – the way that they join and navigate space, and how they scale both horizontally and vertically – it is no wonder that they offer [...]

Templestowe Secondary College

2019-10-03T11:47:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

Working closely with Sensum Group, Modscape designed and constructed a new prefabricated building for Templestowe Secondary College. The innovative modular structure houses the school’s Resource Centre – the learning and social hub of the campus. The Resource Centre has a full student kitchen and chill-out zones for students to study in comfort or meet up with friends.  There is also a large silent study area for those who need peace and quiet. Curved walls and double height spaces add dynamic [...]

4 Benefits of Modular Construction for Multi-Residential Projects and Modular Apartments

2019-09-24T12:06:15+00:00 September 24th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

With market conditions tightening and developers looking for new ways to maximise their investments, modular multi-unit residential and modular apartment developments have risen to prominence. Targeting medium scale developments and infill housing, the modular methodology is making build times more rapid and cost-effective, providing stringent quality controls and eliminating costly errors. So, rather than cut corners to make projects meet timelines and budgets, savvy developers are trumpeting modular solutions to achieve quality, design-led results but with greater control. Here are [...]

Public Housing Drive to Build Offsite + Modular Capacity

2019-09-17T10:36:38+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Projects|

Words from Built Offsite magazine - Issue 17  The Victorian Government's $209 million commitment to building an additional 1000 public housing properties over three years is helping build capacity in offsite construction. Project management firm Sensum is currently working with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to deliver the 1000 home program, which is responsible for managing public housing in Victoria. The objective of the program is to boost the state’s public housing, a form of long-term [...]