This ex-display suite could be yours

2020-04-16T12:27:46+00:00 April 16th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Looking for a display suite? Our friends at Cbus Property no longer need theirs and don’t want it to go to waste, so it could be yours! To find out more about the building, contact Nick from Cbus Property on +61 409 514 752.   We built this project in 2018, complete with high-end fixtures and materials, including a solar panel system on the roof and many other extras. This modular building was used by Cbus Property as an on-site [...]

5 Sustainable Building Trends in Australia

2020-03-05T12:54:39+00:00 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

2020-02-21T12:53:16+00:00 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 from recycled waste, the floating prototype park has been designed as a nature-friendly environment that actively cleans the Nieuwe Maas River, stopping plastic from the city before it makes its [...]

Knowing Your Timbers: 5 Australian Timbers and Their Characteristics

2019-12-06T10:33:18+00:00 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 enormous range to a project; whether you want subtle grace, grand statements, organic hew or refined formality – you can find a timber to suit. In Australia, we are particularly [...]

Planning Your Future Smart Home

2019-11-19T11:52:26+00:00 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 all realities with smart home technology. Add networked entertainment, all angle security and any number of energy saving measures and you start to see the potential of smart homes, and [...]

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 [...]