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House of Wine

2020-02-21T12:45:50+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) after a long, hard day’s work? Us too. And we’d enjoy it much more if we got to drink it from this beautiful wine bar and tasting room in the historic town of Znojmo in the Czech Republic. Set in a converted 19th century brewery and its adjacent technical space – a structure that was added in the 1970s – the House of Wine effortlessly highlights the region’s multifaceted architectural history. Externally, the [...]

5 Kitchen Blunders and How to Avoid Them

2020-02-18T11:59:44+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

The only thing that seems to get the juices flowing more than a kitchen renovation is a brand-new kitchen – and a sizeable majority of Australians are rolling up their sleeves each year to plan their perfect one. But just because we spend so much time in our kitchens, it doesn’t mean we have the very best grasp on what is needed from an architectural and design point of view. If not done with painstaking [...]

Things We Love: Modular Floating Farm

2020-02-21T12:53:16+00:00 February 15th, 2020|Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

You’ll surely know by now that we have an innate love of all things modular. Modular construction allows for efficient repetition yet can result in flexible designs that are interesting and thought-provoking.  This is ever-present in Rotterdam’s Recycled Park – a modular park that floats on the river. Made entirely from recycled waste, the floating prototype park has been designed as a nature-friendly environment that actively cleans the Nieuwe Maas River, stopping plastic from the city before it makes its [...]

Building to a Budget: 5 Things to Be Aware of Before Embarking on a New Build Project

2020-02-04T15:09:06+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Building a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake and often starts with a long period of reflection on your dream house and envisioning the lifestyle it will offer. Then comes reality; someone has to pay for it all and that someone is probably you! Often this is the stage when either dreams come crashing back down to earth or you bury your head so deeply in the sand to ignore reality – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Things We Love: teamLab’s Latest Melbourne Exhibition

2019-10-24T10:27:13+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Design, Things We Love|

International art collective teamLab are back in Melbourne for the first time since its digital phosphorescent whirlpool made waves at NGV’s Triennial in 2017. You might remember the playful room of projections in which artists used light to simulate ocean currents. The Australian premiere of teamLab’s latest work consists of four screen works experimenting with movement, waves and calligraphy. Reversible Rotation at Melbourne’s Tolarno Galleries explores the relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is [...]

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 [...]