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Heating Options for Your Modular Home

2019-06-19T13:35:47+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

As winter sets in and we have to brave those frosty mornings and ice cold evenings, our thoughts often turn to how to we can instantly and efficiently heat our homes. Cranking the thermostat as high as it goes is certainly one way, however, if you don’t have the right system in place, your heating bills can become staggeringly high. With so many options out there, we have picked the best options for your modular home. And while it is [...]

Architectural estimates and building quotes not marrying up? Here’s why you should consider modular

2019-05-29T11:59:46+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

If 19 series of Grand Designs has taught us anything, it’s that the quest for the perfect home can start with the best and most conscientious intentions, but can soon unleash a Pandora’s Box of cost blowouts, time delays, fragile finances and a perilous loss of sanity. While we can have a firm idea of what we want, and are willing to put the time and resources behind it, the process of designing, costing and building your dream house throws [...]

Kitchen Layouts – Which One Is For You?

2019-04-30T11:52:08+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Architecture, Design|

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s more than just a cooking space and is often considered one of the most important rooms in the house. From entertaining and socializing through to homework and study, the kitchen is the place where family and friends informally gather, a hub of home activity. But designing the perfect kitchen can often be complicated. And when designed incorrectly, it can result in an awkward, dysfunctional and underutilized space. Design-tastes vary, [...]

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 [...]

Things We Love: Sensory Experiments

2019-03-06T11:56:07+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Design, Things We Love|

We love any excuse to celebrate design and innovation. And the Melbourne Design Week is no exception. The ten-day event running from 14-24 March 2019 is an initiative created by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Victorian Government and aims to promote Melbourne as one of the design capitals of the world. The 10-day event will offer talks, tours, workshops and industry events to help strengthen, support and promote the design industry. One such event that we’re excited [...]

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 [...]