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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 [...]

Things we love: Escher-inspired guest house

2019-01-31T10:45:26+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

For those who have visited the NGV’s Escher x Nendo – Between Two Worlds immersive exhibition, (and have become mesmerized by the dizzying and surreal works of master Dutch artist, M. C. Escher), this piece of whimsical interior design is for you – a hotel with maze-like rooms that bring the artist’s visual illustrations to life. The Other Place is a 10-room boutique hotel in Pingle County – a southeastern part of China famous for [...]

The Wave

2019-01-31T10:33:37+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

Danish architecture is world-renowned – the perfect infusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality. Often described as vibrant, contemporary and sustainable, the designs are known to make an impact and leave a long-lasting impression. Using local context as a valuable resource and design driver, Danish architects often take the values, landscape and history of an area to inspire each project they undertake. Perhaps that’s why the Modscape team are so drawn to their work and [...]

Project Footscray West Primary School

2019-02-13T13:55:09+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Curved timber walls and a bright internal material palette combine to create a dynamic learning space for Footscray West Primary School. The modular solution is sustainable and innovatively designed to include five teaching spaces, an arts space plus associated staff and student amenities. The building incorporates high-performing acoustic paneling and double-glazed windows, ensuring the learning environment is comfortable for the students. The new permanent modular building offered a fast and efficient solution for the school. With less time needed for [...]