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Project Keilor Primary School

2018-12-12T15:30:57+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Working closely with Sensum Group, Modscape recently constructed a new prefabricated building for Keilor Primary School. The modular solution is sustainable and innovatively designed to include four teaching spaces, a library and an arts space, plus associated amenities for students and staff. The project is part of the Victorian Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program – the next stage in the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program responsible for the largest ever removal of asbestos from Victorian schools and for the [...]

Reverse Living – Why You Should Consider Flipping Your Floorplan

2018-12-12T15:31:55+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Things We Love|

Traditionally, most two-storey homes have followed the same pattern: kitchen and living areas on the ground floor and bedrooms on the upper floor. But many couples and families who have experienced apartment living or who have a block with stunning views have begun to opt for an ‘upside- down’ house. Here’s a few reasons why… Sweeping Views One of the major draw cards of reverse living are the panoramic views you can experience from an elevated position. Looking out the [...]

Green-Roofed Guest House Packed with Sustainability Features and Stunning Views

2018-12-14T09:57:38+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The idea of a cabin retreat located in a secluded landscape is a dream of many. As our cities continue to swell and we repeatedly cram our lives full of activity, there’s an ever-increasing desire to escape it all and end up in an isolated refuge. This month we’ve been lusting over the Off-Grid Guest House by Anacapa Architecture and Willson Design – a secluded retreat packed with sustainability features and stunning views. Located along the Californian coast, this modern [...]

Things We Love: Modular Shoe

2018-12-14T09:58:05+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Design, Things We Love|

For the sneakerheads out there, this design concept will probably make you cringe. But for the Modscape team who have a love for all things modular, these modular shoes are intriguing. Inspired by the epidemic of fast fashion and fashion waste, design student Lucille Nguyen considered the possibilities for replacing part of a shoe rather than the whole pair, and set to work creating a greener, cheaper and more customisable version. The result is a series of working prototypes called [...]

Off-grid Living in Australia – Practical Solutions for a More Eco-friendly Lifestyle

2018-12-03T11:26:12+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

With the early effects of climate change being experienced world-wide and the cost of energy increasing every year, many eco-friendly designers and custom builders have begun efforts to further refine energy efficient and sustainable homes. And while off-the-grid living was once the purview of a brave few, the concept has now come full circle and become an ideal in contemporary house plans across Australia. Essentially, off-the-grid houses are those that have become self-sufficient from mains services and use a combination [...]

Things We Love: Brixel – Bricks for the Digital Age

2018-11-26T12:08:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Design, Things We Love|

The humble brick has been digitalized. US-based, product and prototype company, BREAKFAST, recently unveiled a mind-bending new technology called Brixel. As the name suggests, Brixel combines brick and pixels. They can rotate to any precise position and can spin endlessly in either direction to create customisable, kinetic pixels for art and architecture. The rotating brick can be controlled by an app on your phone to create a myriad of shapes and patterns. The design flexibility that Brixel affords enables designers [...]

Modscape Open Day 2018

2018-09-27T08:35:35+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Press/Media, Sustainability, Things We Love|

We love design and construction and we love weekend entertaining. So we’re combining the two and inviting you to our modular construction hub in Brooklyn for lunch. On Saturday 13 October 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, we’ll be throwing open our doors and inviting the team from Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck to whip up some burgers and tacos. […]

Things we love: Fun House

2018-09-06T12:52:31+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

The National Building Museum in Washington is alive with activity – all thanks to Fun House. Designed by architecture and collective practice, Snarkitecture, the collection of installations seek to bring people together to explore and engage the senses, encouraging play by transforming the familiar into the extraordinary. The installation inspires active participation as visitors are invited to interact with a sequence of rooms and well-known Snarkitecture environments that are whimsical and quirky. Inspiration evolved from the image of a traditional [...]

Keeping Modscape in the Family – Blueys Beach

2018-08-15T09:42:02+00:00 August 7th, 2018|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects, Things We Love|

From windy ocean roads to  sandy beaches,  picturesque mountains and plentiful agricultural plains, the benefits of modular – the control, predictability and accessibility – is ideally suited to remote, complex or regional sites. Take our Kimberley project in Western Australia for example. As one of our first projects, completed over 11 years ago for the managers of the Yougawalla Cattle Station, the modular home/school/workers accommodation sits amongst millions of acres in the heart of one of Australia’s harshest and remote [...]

Things We Love: Modular Sculptures Installation

2018-08-13T16:49:07+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Design, Things We Love|

Balance, solidity and geometry. These are the words to describe Modular Sculptures – a solo exhibition of sculptural work by Belgian artist, Conrad Willems. Consisting of modular components that can be separated and recombined, built up and broken down, the installation explores building materials and the language of construction through simple shapes that are repeated and layered to create something curious. The resulting geometric shapes are blurred or further emphasised by adding light.  […]