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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 [...]

Modular Sports Pavilions – The Benefits and Your FAQs Answered

2019-08-07T10:22:43+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

Local sporting pavilions are an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize and connect with each other in a safe and welcoming environment. Many councils and government bodies are recognizing that integrated, state-of-the-art facilities incorporating shared meeting and recreational spaces can support a more active, resilient and connected community. With the increasing number of female participants in sports, flexible multi-purpose facilities not only support local clubs as their numbers increase and requirements shift, but offer non-sporting community [...]

Meet the Team – Chris McRae

2019-07-24T13:52:58+00:00 July 24th, 2019|All, Modscape|

From designing our modular buildings to documenting the designs for construction and from coordinating the many trades in our factory to making sure the building materials arrive on time, it takes an amazing crew of people to run Modscape. Today we introduce Chris McRae, Modscape’s Sales & Design Consultant. […]

Courtyard Homes: Passive-Solar Design for Sought-After Northern Sun

2019-07-19T09:46:28+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Sustainability|

With inner city space at a premium and an overall reduction in yard size across the board, the idea of the courtyard home has become increasingly popular  – and with good reason. Offering a secluded and private open space, internal courtyards not only encourage more time spent outdoors but have a raft of passive-solar design benefits that can make your home more comfortable and cost efficient. Aesthetically, courtyards are a wonderful way to bring sunlight, warmth and greenery to your [...]

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 [...]

Heating Options for Your Modular Home

2019-06-19T13:35:47+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

As winter sets in and we have to brave those frosty mornings and ice cold evenings, our thoughts often turn to how to we can instantly and efficiently heat our homes. Cranking the thermostat as high as it goes is certainly one way, however, if you don’t have the right system in place, your heating bills can become staggeringly high. With so many options out there, we have picked the best options for your modular home. And while it is [...]

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 [...]

Modular buildings – the winning formula for sport facilities

2019-08-07T10:23:43+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Projects|

As the rate of participation in local sport grows, so too has the demand for better and expanded facilities to cater for players, umpires and visiting teams. To support this growth, Modscape works collaboratively with local councils and sporting clubs to create inclusive facilities that provide comfortable, private and safe environments for males and females. But local sporting pavilions are not just for teams to use intermittently. They’ve become an invaluable resource to the community – a place to socialize [...]

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 [...]

Modular Research Center

2019-05-20T10:47:13+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Architecture|

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) created great interest when it opened to the public for Saudi Design Week. But for those unable to attend and enjoy the Zaha Hadid Architects’ masterpiece up close and personal, German photographer, Hans Georg Esch, has created a wonderful video for all to enjoy. Taking us on a journey through the sprawling 17-acre campus, Esch uses wonderful film techniques including sweeping, birds-eye shots to highlight and showcase the exquisite, geometric building. [...]