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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 [...]

10 Modern Home Plans and Design Tips for Contemporary Living

2019-09-11T14:07:03+00:00 September 10th, 2019|All, Architecture, Design|

Neutral tones like grey are becoming more popular than ever because it makes the interior of the home appear bigger. In addition, instead of intricately carved antique-style cornices or pillars, modern homes are also using cleaner lines that make the home look neater and more composed. When it comes to space, big floor to ceiling windows or curtains can be enough to make a room look more spacious. High tray ceilings also make it seem roomier.

Four Key Considerations When Writing a Design Brief for Your New Home

2019-08-28T14:44:48+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Architecture, Design|

Whether your taste runs from individual and eccentric to classic modernist or 70s boho, we all want something that perfectly complements our lifestyle and family. The choice to design a home rather than purchase a pre-built option is therefore always deeply personal. Our dreams, our aesthetics, our lifestyle and our budget all add up to a vision that can be extremely difficult to imitate or predict. And while it is the job of an architect or designer to help identify [...]

Things We Love: A Site-Specific Installation Inside a Mid-Century Prefab Prototype

2019-08-28T13:45:51+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The exhibition space itself is often overlooked when you are experiencing and admiring the final art product. Yet, the building and structure play an important role in amplifying the experience of art admiration. It is this relationship between art and architecture that is explored in the site-specific installation, Parallel Perspectives. Parallel Perspectives is a new exhibition currently on inside a mid-century prefab prototype, McCormick House – designed by famous architect Mies van der Rohe. Luftwerk, a Chicago-based design collective, have [...]

Norwegian Cabins Perched on Seaside Rock Formations

2019-08-16T14:47:17+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

On a remote island above the Arctic Circle sits an eco-friendly resort that immerses guests in the wild beauty of northern Norway. Manshausen Island Resort includes compact cabins dotted along the shore. Each cabin is elevated off the ground and carefully sited to minimize impact to the landscape yet maximise the spectacular views across the rugged coast. Architects Stinessen Arkitektur explain that wave heights, extreme weather conditions and the future rise in sea level were studied to determine the exact [...]

Modular Sports Pavilions – The Benefits and Your FAQs Answered

2019-08-07T10:22:43+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

Local sporting pavilions are an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize and connect with each other in a safe and welcoming environment. Many councils and government bodies are recognizing that integrated, state-of-the-art facilities incorporating shared meeting and recreational spaces can support a more active, resilient and connected community. With the increasing number of female participants in sports, flexible multi-purpose facilities not only support local clubs as their numbers increase and requirements shift, but offer non-sporting community [...]