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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 [...]

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 [...]

Modular buildings – the winning formula for sport facilities

2019-08-07T10:23:43+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

As the rate of participation in local sport grows, so too has the demand for better and expanded facilities to cater for players, umpires and visiting teams. To support this growth, Modscape works collaboratively with local councils and sporting clubs to create inclusive facilities that provide comfortable, private and safe environments for males and females. But local sporting pavilions are not just for teams to use intermittently. They’ve become an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]