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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 [...]

Modscape’s Brooklyn Factory

2019-11-14T17:25:43+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Our team can work rain, hail or shine within our large Brooklyn factory. By constructing in a controlled environment we can ensure that a high level of quality is maintained and there's no time overruns. Our 6.5 acre site includes our ex-foundry factory and display suite, and has recently been extended to incorporate our new design office to house the growing Modscape team.  Our talented team thrive off designing and delivering the very best modular, sustainable projects. Combining their extensive experience [...]

Project Mt Macedon – Rimba Retreat

2019-11-07T12:02:51+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

Ever wanted to stay in a Modscape home and dreaming of a little getaway? A chance to switch off to somewhere tranquil and private? Well stop lusting. The owners of this Mt Macedon retreat are now taking bookings. The retreat is designed to complement the beautiful rural setting and positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views across to Hanging Rock. With just 100sqm of internal space, the small footprint is intimate and it’s easy to switch off, kick back [...]

Things We Love: teamLab’s Latest Melbourne Exhibition

2019-10-24T10:27:13+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Design, Things We Love|

International art collective teamLab are back in Melbourne for the first time since its digital phosphorescent whirlpool made waves at NGV’s Triennial in 2017. You might remember the playful room of projections in which artists used light to simulate ocean currents. The Australian premiere of teamLab’s latest work consists of four screen works experimenting with movement, waves and calligraphy. Reversible Rotation at Melbourne’s Tolarno Galleries explores the relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is [...]

Twisting Art Gallery Bridge

2019-10-28T10:24:43+00:00 October 20th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

There’s a new spectacular twist to the evolving design history of a Norwegian sculpture park – a bridge. Traversing the Randselva river in southern Norway sits a contemporary art institution that doubles as infrastructure, intelligently designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Architects. Dubbed ‘The Twist’, the spectacular structure, torqued at its center, is designed to reconcile the different heights of the riverbanks, and in turn creates a unique and impressive sculptural aesthetic. Bjarke Ingels, BIG’s founding partner, said: “The Twist…is [...]

Things We Love: A Site-Specific Installation Inside a Mid-Century Prefab Prototype

2019-08-28T13:45:51+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The exhibition space itself is often overlooked when you are experiencing and admiring the final art product. Yet, the building and structure play an important role in amplifying the experience of art admiration. It is this relationship between art and architecture that is explored in the site-specific installation, Parallel Perspectives. Parallel Perspectives is a new exhibition currently on inside a mid-century prefab prototype, McCormick House – designed by famous architect Mies van der Rohe. Luftwerk, a Chicago-based design collective, have [...]

5 Organising Lessons to Learn from Small Spaces

2019-08-14T11:56:09+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Things We Love|

If Marie Condo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ has taught us anything it’s that organising our homes can be a therapy of its own. What seems to resonate with people about the self-styled ‘KonMari’ method is that, even in small spaces, there are plenty of clever ways to maximise storage and minimise clutter without having to throw out everything you own. If there is a trick, it seems to revolve around how you retain a sense of style [...]

Norwegian Cabins Perched on Seaside Rock Formations

2019-08-16T14:47:17+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

On a remote island above the Arctic Circle sits an eco-friendly resort that immerses guests in the wild beauty of northern Norway. Manshausen Island Resort includes compact cabins dotted along the shore. Each cabin is elevated off the ground and carefully sited to minimize impact to the landscape yet maximise the spectacular views across the rugged coast. Architects Stinessen Arkitektur explain that wave heights, extreme weather conditions and the future rise in sea level were studied to determine the exact [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]