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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

2018-11-15T09:24:52+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

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. […]

What to do on a south facing block: layout tips and tricks

2018-09-14T14:08:41+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

For Australian conditions the north and north-east facing block has always been the most popular option when orientating your home – receiving the most direct sunlight throughout the day and bringing the benefit of passive heating. But what if you have found a site with a wonderful view to the south? Or the site on the south side of the street is thousands of dollars cheaper? These days the favoured north facing block is getting harder to obtain or may [...]

Off-grid in Arizona

2018-09-06T10:21:34+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

Passive design methodology responds to local climate and site conditions to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. By implementing passive design principles, auxiliary energy usage is dramatically reduced as temperature fluctuations are fewer and indoor air quality is improved. Casa Caldera by DUST Architects in southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, is a wonderful example of passive design at work and showcases the benefits of being self-sufficient in a beautiful and secluded landscape. Exemplifying holiday living, the off-grid home responds [...]

Choosing the Right Hot Water System

2018-08-30T09:05:56+00:00 August 30th, 2018|All, Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

Whether long, hot showers are a guilty pleasure or your family wouldn’t know how to survive without the dishwasher, hot water systems have enormous demands placed on them and account for nearly 20 percent of a home’s energy costs. Choosing the best hot water system for your home can therefore be a difficult task and needs to be carefully considered to ensure it matches your usage pattern, budget and long term priorities. […]

3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Land for Your Future Modular Home

2018-08-21T14:32:28+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

An empty block of land is a blank canvas giving you the freedom to design your future home exactly how you want it. Your needs, tastes, lifestyle and goals can all be taken into consideration and the final ‘masterpiece’ will reflect your personality. We encourage you to keep in mind a few important factors when you’re looking for the perfect piece of ground for your modular home. Considering the following factors will ensure that you purchase land that is going [...]

10 Commonly Asked Questions About Modscape’s Modular Homes

2018-07-25T09:21:10+00:00 July 24th, 2018|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Despite the growing popularity and greater appreciation of the prefabricated construction industry, there are still a lot of questions and misconceptions about modular homes. Here are 10 of the most commonly asked questions we get at Modscape.   1. What are modular homes? Clients who are new to the concept of modular construction often ask Modscape, “is a modular home the same as a prefabricated build?” And, “what are the main differences between a modular home and a traditional home?” [...]

In the Process of Beggining a Knockdown Rebuild Project?

2018-10-16T14:07:21+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

These days trying to find the perfect block of vacant land in your desired location can be like looking for a four-leaf clover. In increasing numbers, people are choosing to knock down their existing house and rebuild on their current block. They are already in a suburb they desire, a street they like, near a school they want their kids to go to or close to ageing parents. Choosing to rebuild your home on the block you currently reside in [...]