“No delays, no worries”: The Marvels of Modular Building

2018-10-22T11:07:14+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from The New Daily - www.thenewdaily.com.au When the roads around your home have been closed, the neighbourhood bus re-routed and 12 semi-trailers, a 250-tonne crane and 30 or so people turn up, you know something special is happening. For Simon and Kate Hutchings, this was the extension to their Californian bungalow in Ivanhoe being delivered. Designed and built by Melbourne modular manufacturer, Modscape, it would be fair to say the extension is a long way from the boxy dullness [...]

Modscape Open Day 2018

2018-09-27T08:35:35+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Sustainability, Things We Love|

We love design and construction and we love weekend entertaining. So we’re combining the two and inviting you to our modular construction hub in Brooklyn for lunch. On Saturday 13 October 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, we’ll be throwing open our doors and inviting the team from Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck to whip up some burgers and tacos. […]

Phillip Island Project in HIA Housing Magazine

2018-06-05T14:18:20+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from HIA Housing Magazine – www.hia.com.au Settled unobtrusively on a wild shoreline of Victoria’s Phillip Island, this effortlessly beautiful holiday home evokes the nostalgic charm of Australia’s iconic beachside cottages; with their spare mid-century styling and perennially sandy floors. At the same time, its progressive design and 21st century sensibilities herald a bold new take on contemporary architectural ingenuity. The home is constructed – quite simply – from seven prefabricated modular units, assembled into two rectangular forms and anchored [...]

Lane Cove Project in the Daily Telegraph

2018-06-05T14:19:22+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Modscape, Press/Media|

Words from The Daily Telegraph - www.dailytelegraph.com.au A house built in a matter of weeks and delivered in a day was everything these owners wanted. They say timing is everything and in the case of this Lane Cove house, that certainly rings true. It may look like a regular house but its arrival in the suburb was met with much anticipation — and its journey to the site was planned with precision. The house is made up of four separate [...]

Camouflaging a Australian Prefab Home

2017-12-07T14:32:37+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Press/Media|

Words from Dwell Disguised as a humble farm shed, this prefabricated home in Tintaldra is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid in the Australian countryside. Design/build firm Modscape built this single-module prefab home in their Brooklyn factory and installed it on-site in just one day. Commissioned by a client who splits his time between Australia and France, the 700-square-foot cabin was designed to withstand long periods of vacancy without drawing unwanted attention. […]

Modular Architecture, But Not As You Know It

2017-12-15T10:18:59+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Press/Media|

Words from HabitusLiving Modscape’s prefabricated residential and commercial buildings are designed to disguise the modularisation. Modular prefabricated buildings can sometimes look, well, modular and prefabricated. Melbourne-based architecture practice Modscape is designing and constructing prefabricated sustainable homes and commercial projects that disguise the modularisation. From a coastal homes and country getaways to suburban modular extensions and contemporary houses, Modscape is designing and building for the particular conditions and landscape of the site. Modscape was founded in 2006 as a high-end modular prefabricated [...]

Project Phillip Island: designing for a coastal location

2017-08-11T08:53:12+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Press/Media|

Words from Architecture & Design http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/ Designing for a coastal site will always come with its challenges. On one hand, you need a design that protects itself and its residents from the elements. But on the other, you want a design that makes the most of the surrounding views. This was what Modscape’s Project Phillip Island home set out to do. Located on Victoria’s Phillip Island, the modular home is situated in a spot prone to harsh winds.  […]

Modular Construction Brought to Life Through a Creative Lens

2018-06-05T14:24:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

The detailed modular construction process can be a difficult one to grasp, yet the many advantages are worth understanding for anyone looking to design and build a new home. To aid this understanding we recently engaged Melbourne cinematographer, Nathan Kaso, to produce a short tilt-shift time-lapse film on the process. But rather than just spelling out our process, Nathan sought to capture the distinctiveness of a modular project through a unique combination of filming techniques and styles.  […]

Prefab Phillip Island House Subservient to Its Location

2018-06-05T14:24:21+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Press/Media|

Words from Domain.com https://www.domain.com.au/ One moment on a wildly exposed coastal site at Phillip Island, there were just some scratchings in the dirt, some footings and preparative plumbing work. By the end of the same day, the components of a long, lean, four-bedroom house were in situ, requiring only cosmetic stitching together to complete a new home of very pure and very boxy form. Semi-trailers delivered the seven separate components of the zinc and Pacific teak-clad building and, apart from the [...]