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Offsite Modular Builders + Offsite Construction = Faster, Smarter, Efficient Project Outcomes

2019-04-24T15:29:23+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Architecture, Modscape|

With the advancement of offsite prefabrication achieving outstanding results in design and cost effectiveness, modular construction in Australia is taking great strides. While currently representing five percent of Australia’s building and construction industry, modular and offsite construction is aiming to grow to 15 percent by 2025. Since our inception in 2006, Modscape has been both visible and vocal advocates for design aspiration and considered, intelligent and innovative modular architecture. We’re constantly pushing the ‘conventional’ boundaries, changing the way the industry [...]

3 Popular Exterior Metal Cladding Options Worth Considering

2019-04-11T09:55:46+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Architecture, Design|

When it comes to aesthetics and performance, metal-cladding is one of those rare materials that receives universal acclaim from architects and designers.  With striking finishes that can bring any project to life, their unique patterns and patinas are also highly practical – offering flexibility, durability and strength to a structure. But with so many materials to choose from, how do you make the right choice? It goes without saying that each metal has different properties, [...]

Design Trend: Architectural Screens

2019-04-03T15:27:56+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

While architectural screens may have begun as technical necessities to achieve passive solar design and privacy, they have quickly evolved to become aesthetic features. With an ever increasing number of materials and styles, these incredibly versatile and attractive additions are fast becoming a major design trend. Variety of materials One of the great things about screens is the seemingly endless variety of expression they can lend to homes and buildings. Indeed, with developments in technology [...]

Modern Prefab Classrooms – a Far Cry from the Old ‘Portables’

2019-03-28T16:29:54+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

Whether you call them portables, demountables or relocatable classrooms, the temporary fix for expanding schools in times gone by has left a legacy of sad and sorry structures throughout Australia. Bearing little resemblance to the 21st century education settings we aspire to offer our children, the classrooms often fill parents with memories of freezing winters, boiling summers and weaving through cramped, monotone spaces. Indeed, many portables have been in schools for over twenty years – well beyond their life expectancy [...]

5 Features to Consider When Designing for Coastal Living

2019-03-21T17:27:45+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

With a country surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that the great Australian dream of house ownership can quickly extend to thoughts of a beach house. And with endless childhood memories of summers spent by the beach – swimming, sunbaking and playing sports – many of us are prone to imagine our future weekends and holidays lazing by the beach with family and friends. But while the dream has an enduring allure, it is wise to remember that planning the [...]

Australian Construction Awards 2019 Winner

2019-03-21T16:04:40+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Projects|

Last night’s Australian Construction Awards took place as part of the industry leading Sydney BUILD Expo. Modscape is thrilled to have won the ‘Offsite Construction Project of the Year’ award for our role in delivering a range of modular projects across Victoria and New South Wales. The award celebrates outstanding innovation, best practice and expertise in a project and we’re humbled by the fantastic acknowledgement, not only for our company, but for the future of the offsite construction industry. Visit our [...]

Energy Smart Homes – Windows

2019-02-28T11:24:23+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Ask any homeowner about what they really ‘love’ in their homes and one of the answers is invariably their views. Connectivity to the outdoors, natural light and a feeling of space, all play a key part in what makes us happy – so much so that architects and designers have been steadily increasing the number and size of windows in many modern homes. From a practical point of view, however, all this glass comes at a [...]

Modular construction the perfect fit for short-term and long-term goals for Hornsby Hospital

2019-02-25T09:07:17+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Architecture, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability|

Healthy assets - healthy people When we visit a hospital as a patient the last thing we tend to think of is how the hospital’s assets are planned and managed, and what effect this might have on us. Instead, we simply rely on the system to work and that the health professionals who care for us have the facilities and equipment they require. What we don’t often think about is that healthy asset management is critical to patient outcomes, and [...]

Things we love: Escher-inspired guest house

2019-01-31T10:45:26+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

For those who have visited the NGV’s Escher x Nendo – Between Two Worlds immersive exhibition, (and have become mesmerized by the dizzying and surreal works of master Dutch artist, M. C. Escher), this piece of whimsical interior design is for you – a hotel with maze-like rooms that bring the artist’s visual illustrations to life. The Other Place is a 10-room boutique hotel in Pingle County – a southeastern part of China famous for [...]