Modular Construction Brought to Life Through a Creative Lens

2018-06-05T14:24:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

The detailed modular construction process can be a difficult one to grasp, yet the many advantages are worth understanding for anyone looking to design and build a new home. To aid this understanding we recently engaged Melbourne cinematographer, Nathan Kaso, to produce a short tilt-shift time-lapse film on the process. But rather than just spelling out our process, Nathan sought to capture the distinctiveness of a modular project through a unique combination of filming techniques and styles.  […]

Using Solar Blinds For A More Sustainable Home

2017-09-11T13:48:40+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Sustainability|

Although solar power is becoming more and more accessible for households, they can entirely impractical if you don’t own your own home or if you live in an apartment building. With this common problem in mind SolarGaps is the smart solution for those who can’t install a full rooftop solar system, but want to harness solar power to reduce their carbon footprint and their household energy bills and have a more sustainable house.  […]

Designing and Building an Eco-Friendly Home

2019-01-15T15:45:43+00:00 October 20th, 2016|All, Sustainability|

Eco home design basics could save you thousands We love great architecture and clever design. But we love it even more when the very best practices of residential design are combined with principles of sustainability. Many local Australian councils now support eco house designs and floor plans and encourage eco home builders to utilise the multiple advances in construction technology and materials. This makes it even easier to construct a highly energy efficient house. So how do you build an [...]

Things We Love: Off-Grid Living

2019-02-28T14:16:30+00:00 September 18th, 2016|All, Architecture, Modscape, Press/Media, Sustainability, Things We Love|

This month we are loving the new video by realestate.com.au on off-grid living – featuring our very own Tintaldra project. The Tintaldra home is situated on a vast property on the southern banks of the Murray River and serves as a minimalist retreat, offering a secluded yet intimate existence from which the surrounding environment can be observed and revered. When viewed from the road the cabin recedes into the landscape, looking like any number of sheds in the area and [...]

Modular Green Wall That Generates Energy

2018-06-05T14:13:05+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|All, Design, Sustainability|

Student Elena Mitrofanova and biochemist Paolo Bombelli have developed a green façade system that aims to explore how moss might be used as a source of renewable energy at an urban scale. Thanks to a series of hollow, modular clay bricks, the system utilizes the natural process of photosynthesis to generate electrical energy. The moss consumes carbon dioxide and water from the environment and converts it into organic compounds. Bacteria that lives alongside the moss feed on the compounds, breaking [...]

How Modscape Clients Can Say Farewell to High Electricity Bills

2018-06-05T14:15:13+00:00 February 25th, 2016|All, Modscape, Sustainability|

Ever opened an electricity bill and almost fainted from the shock? Well a number of Modscape clients have made bill shock a thing of the past thanks to the design of our prefab modular homes. But it is not simply enough to place a few solar panels on the roof. At Modscape careful design and planning is applied to increase the efficiency of your home and reduce the amount of energy you use. […]