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Mona Vale Hospital – timelape video

2019-04-01T14:18:28+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

In just one day the new Kedesh Drug and Alcohol Services modular building was installed at Mona Vale Hospital, NSW. The five modules were built offsite at Modscape’s modular construction hub in Brooklyn before being lifted into position by a crane. The new modern, purpose-built facility includes areas for therapy, bedrooms with ensuites and recreation areas. This time lapse video showcases the speed and ease of installation.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Modular construction the perfect fit for short-term and long-term goals for Hornsby Hospital

2019-02-25T09:07:17+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Architecture, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability|

Healthy assets - healthy people When we visit a hospital as a patient the last thing we tend to think of is how the hospital’s assets are planned and managed, and what effect this might have on us. Instead, we simply rely on the system to work and that the health professionals who care for us have the facilities and equipment they require. What we don’t often think about is that healthy asset management is critical to patient outcomes, 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 [...]

Project Keilor Primary School

2018-12-12T15:30:57+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Working closely with Sensum Group, Modscape recently constructed a new prefabricated building for Keilor Primary School. The modular solution is sustainable and innovatively designed to include four teaching spaces, a library and an arts space, plus associated amenities for students and staff. The project is part of the Victorian Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program – the next stage in the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program responsible for the largest ever removal of asbestos from Victorian schools and for the [...]

Reverse Living – Why You Should Consider Flipping Your Floorplan

2019-01-23T10:24:23+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

Traditionally, most two-storey homes have followed the same pattern: kitchen and living areas on the ground floor and bedrooms on the upper floor. But many couples and families who have experienced apartment living or who have a block with stunning views have begun to opt for an ‘upside- down’ house. Here’s a few reasons why… Sweeping Views One of the major draw cards of reverse living are the panoramic views you can experience from an elevated position. Looking out [...]