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THINGS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIA BUILDS TOWARDS ZERO-CARBON CONSTRUCTION

2021-10-04T14:23:13+11:00 October 4th, 2021|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Scandinavia has long been admired for its innovation and design, and it’s quickly adding sustainability to that list. Cleaning up what is traditionally one of the world’s most high-emission industries, cities like Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), and Copenhagen (Denmark) are leading the Scandinavian charge towards zero-carbon construction – and modular [...]

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 [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: TOUR VENICE’S ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE DIGITALLY

2021-06-03T16:29:24+10:00 June 1st, 2021|Architecture, Things we love|

The Biennale Foundation in Venice is one of Europe’s most prestigious cultural institutions, having been established for over 120 years. The organisation’s exhibitions are equally revered, particularly the International Architecture Biennale, in which architecture from all around the world is on display. Open to the public from Saturday 22 May [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KOREA’S LARGEST ANAMORPHIC ILLUSION

2021-04-01T17:02:48+11:00 June 9th, 2020|Design, Things we love|

A mesmerising and – in all senses of the word – awe-inspiring billboard has taken over Seoul's K-Pop Square. 'Wave' by innovative digital media company d'strict occupies the largest outdoor advertising screen in the country, which is almost the size of four basketball courts, at a massive 80 x 20m.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxuftgFuoE   [...]

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 [...]