Building a Carbon-Neutral Home in 4 Steps

2020-06-04T14:12:49+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

A carbon neutral (also known as ‘carbon zero or ‘zero emission’) home is 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 pocket, as they eliminate bills for electricity, gas and other household services. For some, the cost of building a carbon-neutral home may seem jarring as it does add to the project cost, [...]

How modular building is changing the future for healthcare

2020-04-23T12:32:32+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Around the world, modular and prefab construction is on the rise, in particular within the healthcare industry. According to a study by McGraw Hill Construction, 49% of all healthcare projects utilise prefabrication1, up from 37% in 2011. So why are such incredible numbers of hospitals, aged care facilities and medical buildings embracing this way of building? Prefabrication – notably modular prefabrication – comes with many advantages for all sectors, including cost savings, significantly shortened construction schedules and minimised on-site disruption, [...]

Modular Construction Helps Bushfire-Affected Communities Rebuild

2020-05-29T15:03:26+00:00 April 16th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Above: Wye River project by Modscape: the home that survived a bushfire.   During Australia’s recent ‘black summer’, fires burnt an estimated 18.6 million hectares and destroyed close to 6,000 buildings. The toll on human and animal life was devastating, and communities, businesses and individuals were left wondering how to rebuild in the wake of such devastation. Following the necessary land and debris clearing, many are ready to begin the long process of building their lives back up again. However, [...]

This ex-display suite could be yours

2020-04-16T12:27:46+00:00 April 16th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Looking for a display suite? Our friends at Cbus Property no longer need theirs and don’t want it to go to waste, so it could be yours! To find out more about the building, contact Nick from Cbus Property on +61 409 514 752.   We built this project in 2018, complete with high-end fixtures and materials, including a solar panel system on the roof and many other extras. This modular building was used by Cbus Property as an on-site [...]

Modscape’s energy-efficient modular house in the New South Wales countryside

2020-04-15T12:00:53+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Projects|

Words from Wallpaper* Melbourne-based architects Modscape offer an insight into the design and build process behind this modular, energy efficient weekend home assembled in just 12 weeks. A modular home set into the pastoral countryside in Orange, NSW, Kangaroobie House was constructed from fully-welded structural steel frames and fabricated offsite in 12 weeks. ‘Our homes are are fully finished in our factory prior to being delivered to site,’ explains Modscape managing director Jan Gyrn. ‘All of the painting, tiling, cabinetry etc., is complete before leaving the [...]

House of Wine

2020-06-04T14:14:43+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) after a long, hard day’s work? Us too. And we’d enjoy it much more if we got to drink it from this beautiful wine bar and tasting room in the historic town of Znojmo in the Czech Republic. Set in a converted 19th century brewery and its adjacent technical space – a structure that was added in the 1970s – the House of Wine effortlessly highlights the region’s multifaceted architectural history. Externally, the [...]

5 Kitchen Blunders and How to Avoid Them

2020-06-04T14:19:50+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

The only thing that seems to get the juices flowing more than a kitchen renovation is a brand-new kitchen – and a sizeable majority of Australians are rolling up their sleeves each year to plan their perfect one. But just because we spend so much time in our kitchens, it doesn’t mean we have the very best grasp on what is needed from an architectural and design point of view. If not done with painstaking [...]

Building to a Budget: 5 Things to Be Aware of Before Embarking on a New Build Project

2020-02-04T15:09:06+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Building a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake and often starts with a long period of reflection on your dream house and envisioning the lifestyle it will offer. Then comes reality; someone has to pay for it all and that someone is probably you! Often this is the stage when either dreams come crashing back down to earth or you bury your head so deeply in the sand to ignore reality – [...]

Modscape’s Brooklyn Factory

2019-11-14T17:25:43+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Our team can work rain, hail or shine within our large Brooklyn factory. By constructing in a controlled environment we can ensure that a high level of quality is maintained and there's no time overruns. Our 6.5 acre site includes our ex-foundry factory and display suite, and has recently been extended to incorporate our new design office to house the growing Modscape team.  Our talented team thrive off designing and delivering the very best modular, sustainable projects. Combining their extensive experience [...]

Project Mt Macedon – Rimba Retreat

2019-11-07T12:02:51+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Ever wanted to stay in a Modscape home and dreaming of a little getaway? A chance to switch off to somewhere tranquil and private? Well stop lusting. The owners of this Mt Macedon retreat are now taking bookings. The retreat is designed to complement the beautiful rural setting and positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views across to Hanging Rock. With just 100sqm of internal space, the small footprint is intimate and it’s easy to switch off, kick back [...]