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Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

2019-06-06T10:27:29+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Modscape, Press/Media, Things We Love|

Produced and presented by Hobsons Bay City Council, the Business Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for businesses in the Hobsons Bay area, both large and small, to be recognised for their achievements, innovation and leading work practices. From home-based businesses and start-ups, to manufacturing and logistics companies, the business awards bring together people to celebrate their successes and accomplishments. Modscape was thrilled to have won the ‘2017 Business of the Year Award’ for our commitment to sustainability and innovation. The [...]

Architectural estimates and building quotes not marrying up? Here’s why you should consider modular

2019-05-29T11:59:46+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

If 19 series of Grand Designs has taught us anything, it’s that the quest for the perfect home can start with the best and most conscientious intentions, but can soon unleash a Pandora’s Box of cost blowouts, time delays, fragile finances and a perilous loss of sanity. While we can have a firm idea of what we want, and are willing to put the time and resources behind it, the process of designing, costing and building your dream house throws [...]

Things We Love: Modular Desktop Robot

2019-05-17T14:18:43+00:00 May 14th, 2019|All, Things We Love|

Decades of science fiction movies and TV-shows have promised us useful robotic buddies to help us with our daily tasks. While at present that reality is partially fulfilled with toys like Nintendo’s ROB, actual robotic arms have been typically confined to a manufacturing functionality on production lines or in other environments like the medical sector. Hexbot Robotics is looking to change that with the creation of Hexbot 1.0 – an affordable, desktop robotic arm that draws, writes, 3D prints and [...]

Design Trend: Architectural Screens

2019-04-03T15:27:56+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

While architectural screens may have begun as technical necessities to achieve passive solar design and privacy, they have quickly evolved to become aesthetic features. With an ever increasing number of materials and styles, these incredibly versatile and attractive additions are fast becoming a major design trend. Variety of materials One of the great things about screens is the seemingly endless variety of expression they can lend to homes and buildings. Indeed, with developments in technology [...]

5 Features to Consider When Designing for Coastal Living

2019-03-21T17:27:45+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

With a country surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that the great Australian dream of house ownership can quickly extend to thoughts of a beach house. And with endless childhood memories of summers spent by the beach – swimming, sunbaking and playing sports – many of us are prone to imagine our future weekends and holidays lazing by the beach with family and friends. But while the dream has an enduring allure, it is wise to remember that planning the [...]

Things We Love: Sensory Experiments

2019-03-06T11:56:07+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Design, Things We Love|

We love any excuse to celebrate design and innovation. And the Melbourne Design Week is no exception. The ten-day event running from 14-24 March 2019 is an initiative created by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Victorian Government and aims to promote Melbourne as one of the design capitals of the world. The 10-day event will offer talks, tours, workshops and industry events to help strengthen, support and promote the design industry. One such event that we’re excited [...]

Things we love: Escher-inspired guest house

2019-01-31T10:45:26+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

For those who have visited the NGV’s Escher x Nendo – Between Two Worlds immersive exhibition, (and have become mesmerized by the dizzying and surreal works of master Dutch artist, M. C. Escher), this piece of whimsical interior design is for you – a hotel with maze-like rooms that bring the artist’s visual illustrations to life. The Other Place is a 10-room boutique hotel in Pingle County – a southeastern part of China famous for [...]

The Wave

2019-01-31T10:33:37+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

Danish architecture is world-renowned – the perfect infusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality. Often described as vibrant, contemporary and sustainable, the designs are known to make an impact and leave a long-lasting impression. Using local context as a valuable resource and design driver, Danish architects often take the values, landscape and history of an area to inspire each project they undertake. Perhaps that’s why the Modscape team are so drawn to their work 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 [...]