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THINGS WE LOVE: WHIMSICAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER ‘TREEHOUSES’ IN THE WOODS

2022-04-28T10:04:44+10:00 April 28th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

They wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney film, but these eye-catching dwellings in the Austrian woodlands beautifully display a host of real-world sustainability solutions. Known simply as 'Bert', these tubular treehouses were designed by architecture studio Precht, and were assembled using prefabricated components made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) [...]

THE ‘HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE’ EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL OF MODULARITY

2022-04-21T14:00:23+10:00 April 21st, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Inspired by the rapid evolution of medical science and healthcare, Qatar-based OMA and Squint/Opera have released a prototype for a low-rise hospital that explores the potential of modularity. Designed by OMA together with BuroHappold, the prototype is part of research for the Al Daayan Health District Masterplan, which encompasses the [...]

JAPAN’S COOLEST EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS

2022-03-30T15:13:19+11:00 March 30th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Japanese designers aren’t afraid to shake things up, and that innovative ethos also extends to the construction of the nation’s earthquake-resistant buildings. Approximately 1500 quakes strike the Land of the Rising Sun each year so, naturally, local architects and builders are forced to keep resilience front-of-mind when working on any [...]

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION MARKET WILL BE WORTH US$153.7 BILLION BY 2026, ACCORDING TO REPORT

2022-03-16T10:16:57+11:00 March 16th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/media, Sustainability|

The global modular construction industry is predicted to be worth approximately US$153.7 billion by 2027, growing at a whopping CAGR of 6.4%. The forecast comes courtesy of a recent report, which attributes a large portion of the growth to the expansion of modular in the Asia-Pacific region which, of course, [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIA BUILDS TOWARDS ZERO-CARBON CONSTRUCTION

2022-03-30T13:45:34+11:00 March 4th, 2022|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Scandinavia has long been admired for its innovation and design, and it’s quickly adding sustainability to that list. Cleaning up what is traditionally one of the world’s most high-emission industries, cities like Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), and Copenhagen (Denmark) are leading the Scandinavian charge towards zero-carbon construction – and modular [...]

SUSTAINABLE MASS TIMBER IS A PATHWAY TO A GREENER FUTURE FOR CONSTRUCTION

2022-01-31T10:35:29+11:00 January 31st, 2022|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/media, Sustainability|

Timber is one of the oldest construction materials in existence, but the way it’s used is continually evolving. Cross-laminated timber, an engineered mass timber material, represents one of the most significant structural innovations since the invention of reinforced concrete more than 150 years ago. In fact, ‘CLT’ is replacing concrete [...]

SAFETY: AN UNDERVALUED BENEFIT OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

2022-04-08T09:06:02+10:00 December 14th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

We’re no strangers to spruiking the benefits of modular construction over traditional building methods. Since 2006, we’ve been loudly championing the sustainability, quality, efficiency, and end-cost saving benefits of modular. But there’s another important advantage that often goes unnoticed: safety. Construction has consistently been among the top few industries with [...]

DEBUNKING 4 COMMON MODULAR CONSTRUCTION MYTHS

2021-11-30T11:46:01+11:00 November 30th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/media, Sustainability|

More people are aware of modular construction and its benefits than ever before, and huge market growth is forecasted for years to come. That said, there are still some common misconceptions about this innovative building methodology that need some serious debunking. Modular construction itself has evolved dramatically in the past [...]