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Project Keilor Primary School

2018-12-12T15:30:57+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Working closely with Sensum Group, Modscape recently constructed a new prefabricated building for Keilor Primary School. The modular solution is sustainable and innovatively designed to include four teaching spaces, a library and an arts space, plus associated amenities for students and staff. The project is part of the Victorian Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program – the next stage in the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program responsible for the largest ever removal of asbestos from Victorian schools and for the [...]

Reverse Living – Why You Should Consider Flipping Your Floorplan

2018-12-12T15:31:55+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

Traditionally, most two-storey homes have followed the same pattern: kitchen and living areas on the ground floor and bedrooms on the upper floor. But many couples and families who have experienced apartment living or who have a block with stunning views have begun to opt for an ‘upside- down’ house. Here’s a few reasons why… Sweeping Views One of the major draw cards of reverse living are the panoramic views you can experience from an elevated position. Looking out the [...]

Green-Roofed Guest House Packed with Sustainability Features and Stunning Views

2018-12-14T09:57:38+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The idea of a cabin retreat located in a secluded landscape is a dream of many. As our cities continue to swell and we repeatedly cram our lives full of activity, there’s an ever-increasing desire to escape it all and end up in an isolated refuge. This month we’ve been lusting over the Off-Grid Guest House by Anacapa Architecture and Willson Design – a secluded retreat packed with sustainability features and stunning views. Located along the Californian coast, this modern [...]

Off-grid Living in Australia – Practical Solutions for a More Eco-friendly Lifestyle

2018-12-03T11:26:12+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

With the early effects of climate change being experienced world-wide and the cost of energy increasing every year, many eco-friendly designers and custom builders have begun efforts to further refine energy efficient and sustainable homes. And while off-the-grid living was once the purview of a brave few, the concept has now come full circle and become an ideal in contemporary house plans across Australia. Essentially, off-the-grid houses are those that have become self-sufficient from mains services and use a combination [...]

Modular Beach House Designs

2018-11-15T09:24:52+00:00 November 14th, 2018|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Modern Australian beach house designs to suit the environment There’s something quite Aussie about spending the weekend away at the beach. We’re blessed with some of world’s most amazing beaches and our relaxed coastal homes reflect this laid-back, outdoor living. While this turbulent weather might make a beachside stay unlikely right now, there’s never a bad time to ogle at stunning beach house designs to get you inspired and lusting for the holidays. These six modern beach homes are sure [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Sales Display Centres

2018-11-26T12:08:47+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

In the world of property marketing – especially when selling off-the-plan projects – sophisticated efforts to help consumers visualise their forthcoming purchase are bridging the gap between now and what will exist in the future. When helping consumers develop an affinity with projects yet to break ground, there is nothing that conveys the design intent, internal palettes, ideals, vision and over-arching scale of a development better than a display centre. It is perhaps why the display centre is becoming even [...]

“No delays, no worries”: The Marvels of Modular Building

2018-10-22T11:07:14+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from The New Daily - www.thenewdaily.com.au When the roads around your home have been closed, the neighbourhood bus re-routed and 12 semi-trailers, a 250-tonne crane and 30 or so people turn up, you know something special is happening. For Simon and Kate Hutchings, this was the extension to their Californian bungalow in Ivanhoe being delivered. Designed and built by Melbourne modular manufacturer, Modscape, it would be fair to say the extension is a long way from the boxy dullness [...]

‘Planning’ it safe

2018-10-19T11:43:21+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Architecture, Design|

Too often, security is an afterthought – contemplated once your home or holiday home is built, or once something has gone wrong. But security should never be an add-on after the fact – or worse still, after an act – rather it should be considered at every phase of the design and building process. And, though most people don’t want to spend their time entertaining thoughts about threats to their family or themselves, the time taken to consider both real [...]

Site Works and Your Modular Home – an Overview of the Process

2018-10-03T09:21:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Architecture, Design|

So you’ve found and purchased a site and are ready to build your dream home – congratulations, the exciting part can now begin! But before you rush off and start selecting fittings and fixtures, it’s important to think seriously about how you are going to build it and be mindful of the fact that the method of how you decide to build your new home can have a significant impact on your finances, your stress levels and your end result. [...]

Design series: Laundries

2018-09-24T11:02:23+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Architecture, Design|

An all too common occurrence is an overflowing laundry basket (or two), assorted linen drying by the heater and never being able to find a pair of socks that match. With a little careful planning you can streamline your laundry space to maximise its efficiency and make washing clothes feel like less of a chore. Take a load off – here’s four tips for a high-functioning laundry. […]