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THINGS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIA BUILDS TOWARDS ZERO-CARBON CONSTRUCTION

2021-10-04T14:23:13+11:00 October 4th, 2021|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 [...]

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 [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KAMIKATSU MOVES TOWARDS A ZERO-WASTE FUTURE

2021-09-16T13:36:34+10:00 September 16th, 2021|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Nestled in the mountains of Japan’s picturesque Shikoku region, Kamikatsu isn’t your average small town. Much like Modscape, the rural community has taken an innovative approach to sustainability – one that’s both minimalistic and meticulous, in true Japanese style. In 2003, the community became the first Japanese municipality to set [...]

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 [...]

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