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THE MOUNTAIN REFUGE: A GETAWAY FOR THE MIND AND BODY

2021-04-01T16:50:37+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Architecture, Design|

The Mountain Refuge – a tiny, prefab timber home – is just as it suggests, a welcoming built getaway for the mind and body among the mountainous country landscape. Designed by Italian architects Gnocchi+Danesi, the cabin is a concept based on modularity and thus is intrinsically adaptable and flexible. The original [...]

“A TRIBUTE TO THE LANDSCAPE”: AKA PATAGONIA HOTEL

2021-04-08T12:27:14+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Architecture, Design|

At the top of a windswept valley in Patagonia, Chile, sits the Aka Patagonia, a boutique hotel at one with the landscape. The area is one of Chile's most celebrated, famous with tourists for its incredible glaciers, mountains and wildlife. The importance of nature to the region is palpable, and [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KOREA’S LARGEST ANAMORPHIC ILLUSION

2021-04-01T17:02:48+00:00 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   [...]

PREFAB-ULOUS ALBERT PARK

2021-04-07T16:52:02+00:00 June 4th, 2020|All|

Tasked with healing a closed-off, compartmentalised Victorian-era house and a lean-to that was tacked on and tacky, Modscape has nailed the brief and proven the power of prefabricated architecture with this Albert Park stunner. The word “extension” can strike fear in the bravest of homeowners looking to expand their living [...]

A MID-CENTURY INSPIRED PREFAB EXTENSION

2021-04-01T17:13:22+00:00 June 4th, 2020|Architecture, Design|

Prefabricated homes are often ultra contemporary in their appearance, but with the right materials and approach, they can be designed to complement any architectural style. Case in point – the interiors of this prefab extension in Elsternwick are perfectly suited to the style of the original mid-century house. By integrating a [...]

AN ODE TO NORWEGIAN ROOTS: THE SKIGARD HYATT

2021-04-01T17:18:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2020|Architecture, Design|

On a mountain peak in Norway's Kvitfjell – the same place that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – sits an incredible back-to-nature build by Mork Ulnes Architects. The Skigard Hytte hides amongst the snow and trees, an understated rectangular form at one with the landscape. Its facade is clad in [...]

BUILDING A CARBON-NEUTRAL HOME IN 4 STEPS

2021-04-01T17:20:26+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

A carbon neutral (also known as ‘carbon zero or ‘zero emission’) home is self-sustaining house that creates the same amount of renewable energy that it expends, therefore creating zero carbon emissions. These carefully considered homes are not only good for the environment but are fantastic for your hip pocket, as [...]

HOW MODULAR IS CHANGING THE FUTURE FOR HEALTHCARE

2021-04-01T17:23:38+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Around the world, modular and prefab construction is on the rise, in particular within the healthcare industry. According to a study by McGraw Hill Construction, 49% of all healthcare projects utilise prefabrication1, up from 37% in 2011. So why are such incredible numbers of hospitals, aged care facilities and medical [...]