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WEATHERTIGHTNESS AND INSULATION: IT’S MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR

2021-09-23T15:36:46+10:00 September 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

At Modscape, we always consider several elements when it comes to sustainability. In some cases, these are examined during the design phase – think passive heating and cooling, as well as the inclusion of environmentally friendly systems. On the flipside, other elements are considered during the construction phase, elements such [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KAMIKATSU MOVES TOWARDS A ZERO-WASTE FUTURE

2021-09-16T13:36:34+10:00 September 16th, 2021|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Nestled in the mountains of Japan’s picturesque Shikoku region, Kamikatsu isn’t your average small town. Much like Modscape, the rural community has taken an innovative approach to sustainability – one that’s both minimalistic and meticulous, in true Japanese style. In 2003, the community became the first Japanese municipality to set [...]

5 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TRENDS IN AUSTRALIA

2021-04-07T10:57:41+10:00 March 5th, 2020|Sustainability|

A new decade is upon us, and the home of the new 20s is defined by energy efficiency, new building technologies and evolving design trends. Here is our prediction of the sustainable building trends that will catch your eye and become part of your new build plans in 2020. [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: MODULAR FLOATING FARM

2021-04-08T11:56:51+10:00 February 15th, 2020|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

You’ll surely know by now that we have an innate love of all things modular. Modular construction allows for efficient repetition yet can result in flexible designs that are interesting and thought-provoking.  This is ever-present in Rotterdam’s Recycled Park – a modular park that floats on the river. Made entirely [...]

5 AUSTRALIAN TIMBERS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

2021-04-07T12:17:25+10:00 December 6th, 2019|All, Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Durable, diverse and naturally beautiful, timber is one of the few materials that brings nature into your home. Both safe to handle and aging without decomposition, timber proudly boasts being one of the few renewable and carbon positive materials that can be sustainably harvested. From an architectural perspective, timber lends [...]

PLANNING YOUR FUTURE SMART HOME

2021-04-07T12:29:11+10:00 November 19th, 2019|Architecture, Sustainability|

It’s hot outside and your sun-shades automatically descend; your phone rings when you’re not home to tell you someone is at the door; your heating switches on in winter when you’re five minutes from home; the fridge shops on your behalf when your milk is running low – these are [...]

HOW TO ACHIEVE SOUGHT-AFTER NORTHERN SUN

2021-04-07T15:39:22+10:00 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 [...]

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