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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 [...]

Meet the Team – Mary Thompson

2019-10-11T15:33:20+00:00 October 11th, 2019|All, Modscape|

From designing our modular buildings and documenting the designs for construction right through to coordinating the many trades in our factory and making sure the building materials arrive on time, it takes an amazing crew of people to run Modscape. Today we introduce Mary Thompson, one of Modscape’s Project Supervisors. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meet the Team – Chris McRae

2019-07-24T13:52:58+00:00 July 24th, 2019|All, Modscape|

From designing our modular buildings to documenting the designs for construction and from coordinating the many trades in our factory to making sure the building materials arrive on time, it takes an amazing crew of people to run Modscape. Today we introduce Chris McRae, Modscape’s Sales & Design Consultant. […]

5 Design Tips for an Ergonomic Bathroom

2019-07-16T10:40:24+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability, Things We Love|

When most people hear the term ‘ergonomics’ they often nod their heads and agree it’s good for you – but are not exactly sure what the term means or how it applies to anything other than their office chair. The science of ergonomics, however, can have an enormous impact upon the functionality and comfort within a home and is essentially the study of how people best interact with their environments. In particular, ergonomics focuses on how to avoid risk or [...]

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 [...]