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

2019-08-16T14:52:33+00:00 August 16th, 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 [...]

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 [...]