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WORKING WITH A MODULAR BUILDER 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

2021-10-04T16:19:33+11:00 October 4th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Interested in building a modular home, but not sure where to start? You’re not alone. Modular and prefabricated construction has evolved to become commonplace in some countries, but in Australia, the concept is still considered somewhat unconventional – a notion that’s undoubtedly set to change in the coming years. At [...]

THE SILO SHOWCASES THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

2021-09-21T14:24:28+10:00 September 20th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Projects|

Taking to an abandoned 17-storey former grain silo in Copenhagen, Danish architects COBE adopted a transformative approach, using the existing structure to create a new residential apartment building with public function spaces. Aptly dubbed The Silo, the eye-catching project was done for clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark, with the [...]

BUILDING A CARBON-NEUTRAL HOME IN 4 STEPS

2021-10-12T14:47:14+11:00 September 20th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

A carbon-neutral home (also known as a ‘carbon zero' or ‘zero emission’ home) is a self-sustaining house that creates the same amount of renewable energy that it expends, therefore creating zero carbon emissions. These carefully considered homes are not only good for the environment but are fantastic for your hip [...]

WEATHERTIGHTNESS AND INSULATION: IT’S MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR

2021-09-23T15:36:46+10:00 September 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

At Modscape, we always consider several elements when it comes to sustainability. In some cases, these are examined during the design phase – think passive heating and cooling, as well as the inclusion of environmentally friendly systems. On the flipside, other elements are considered during the construction phase, elements such [...]

MODULAR: THE MOST SUSTAINABLE WAY TO BUILD

2021-07-12T14:30:00+10:00 July 12th, 2021|Architecture, Design|

In Australia, it is estimated that the construction and demolition industry contributes around 40% of Australia’s overall landfill, in the form of demolished materials, off-cuts, land excavation and packaging. In 2017, this number sat at 10.4 million tonnes. As the construction industry has experienced significant growth over the past two [...]

RAINBOW ISLAND’S CHROMATIC MAJARA RESIDENCE

2021-06-04T14:03:31+10:00 June 4th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Projects|

Hormuz Island, also known as Iran’s ‘rainbow island’, is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world – and features some unique architecture to match. A high concentration of iron oxide gives the soil of the island an otherworldly reddish hue, while its mountains and caves are [...]

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