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INNOVATIVE MODULAR SOLUTIONS: KHUDI BARI

2023-12-05T14:39:58+11:00 December 5th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA) is utilising modular design to provide shelter to marginalised people in Bangaldesh. Khudi Bari, meaning ‘tiny house’, is addressing the challenges faced by those residing on the sand beds of the Meghna River. Through structural bamboo and steel joints, Khudi Bari is designed for easy assembly [...]

MODULAR AUSTRALIAN BEACH HOMES

2023-12-05T13:49:24+11:00 December 5th, 2023|All, Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

There’s something quite Aussie about spending the weekend down by the ocean. From the golden sands of Sydney's Northern Beaches, to the rugged waves along Victoria's Great Ocean Road, we're blessed with some of the world's most spectacular beaches. When it comes to designing the ideal coastal retreat, prefabrication offers [...]

REBUILDING THE NORTHERN RIVERS SCHOOL CLUSTER

2023-12-04T15:42:47+11:00 December 4th, 2023|In Conversation, Sustainability|

In 2022, the Northern Rivers and North Coast regions of Australia suffered devastating floods, causing extensive damage to several schools. This disaster necessitated an urgent rebuilding of essential infrastructure, a task well within Modscape's capabilities. In partnership with Schools Infrastructure NSW, ADCO, and Pedavoli Architects, Modscape was appointed to manufacture [...]

FLOATING HOUSE: A MODULAR FLOOD RESISTANT HOME FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE

2023-12-04T15:25:07+11:00 December 4th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

As the climate in Australia evolves, the occurrence of extreme flooding challenges the outdated notion of 'one in 100-year flood'. Now, even regions previously untroubled by floods are facing new risks, compelling us to adapt our built environment for these emerging challenges. STAYING AFLOAT Modscape’s in-house team of [...]

MELBOURNE’S URBAN TREE REVIVAL: A NEW CHAPTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

2023-11-22T18:03:56+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|All, Architecture, Sustainability, Things we love|

Revival Projects is on a mission to normalise material resourcefulness. Based in Melbourne, the B Corp consultancy has set up an Urban Tree Recovery program, which aims to remove the commercial barriers often associated with repurposing felled trees. The initiative demonstrates a profound dedication to local biodiversity and community. QUICK [...]

MAKE MODELS: CRAFTING THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

2023-11-22T17:56:51+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|All, Architecture, Sustainability, Things we love|

Sydney–based studio Make Models is transforming architectural visions into tangible scale models. Celebrated for their precision and innovation, they play an essential role in the architectural process, helping architects and designers to communicate their ideas more effectively. Their expertise is in bringing complex architectural concepts to life through engaging, physical [...]

MEET THE EXPERT: ANGUS MCKINNON, ARCHITECT

2023-11-22T16:43:09+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|In Conversation, Sustainability|

We caught up with Modscape architect Angus McKinnon to discuss mastering his craft, the impact of environmental factors on building practices, and the evolving landscape of sustainability in Australian housing. Modscape (MOD): Hi Angus. Let’s start with your background and how you came to Modscape. Angus (AM): I guess my [...]

TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S HOUSING CRISIS: NSW LAUNCHES $224m ESSENTIAL HOUSING PACKAGE

2023-11-05T12:04:53+11:00 November 5th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Housing, a fundamental need and right, remains a pressing concern in many parts of the world, and Australia is no exception. In a proactive response to the mounting housing crisis, the New South Wales (NSW) government has recently unveiled its Essential Housing Package—a substantial commitment aimed at overhauling the state’s [...]