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Courtyard Homes: Passive-Solar Design for Sought-After Northern Sun

2019-07-19T09:46:28+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

With inner city space at a premium and an overall reduction in yard size across the board, the idea of the courtyard home has become increasingly popular  – and with good reason. Offering a secluded and private open space, internal courtyards not only encourage more time spent outdoors but have a raft of passive-solar design benefits that can make your home more comfortable and cost efficient. Aesthetically, courtyards are a wonderful way to bring sunlight, warmth and greenery to your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Off-grid Living in Australia – Practical Solutions for a More Eco-friendly Lifestyle

2018-12-03T11:26:12+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

With the early effects of climate change being experienced world-wide and the cost of energy increasing every year, many eco-friendly designers and custom builders have begun efforts to further refine energy efficient and sustainable homes. And while off-the-grid living was once the purview of a brave few, the concept has now come full circle and become an ideal in contemporary house plans across Australia. Essentially, off-the-grid houses are those that have become self-sufficient from mains services and use a combination [...]

Modular Beach House Designs

2019-03-07T08:45:05+00:00 November 14th, 2018|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Modern Australian beach house designs to suit the environment There’s something quite Aussie about spending the weekend away at the beach. We’re blessed with some of world’s most amazing beaches and our relaxed coastal homes reflect this laid-back, outdoor living. While this turbulent weather might make a beachside stay unlikely right now, there’s never a bad time to ogle at stunning beach house designs to get you inspired and lusting for the holidays. These six modern beach homes are sure [...]

Modscape Open Day 2018

2019-08-30T10:17:22+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. […]