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CHECKING IN: REVOLUTIONISING THE HOTEL INDUSTRY WITH MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

2023-05-18T14:34:40+10:00 April 27th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

The construction of a hotel is a multifaceted process that involves careful planning, design, and execution.  However, modular building is an ideal application for hotels due to the repetitive nature of their design. Most hotels follow a similar design pattern with identical or similar rooms, bathrooms, hallways, and common areas. [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: ARUP’S MODULAR EV FORECOURT

2023-05-01T15:57:52+10:00 February 9th, 2023|All|

In cities like Melbourne and Sydney where many rail cottages and terrace houses were built without garaging, in an increasingly electric world, how do people with electric cars charge their vehicles? There’s chargers here and there, in supermarkets, shopping malls and the like, but, even fast charging times range from [...]

SAFETY: AN UNDERVALUED BENEFIT OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

2023-02-08T14:25:10+11:00 February 8th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Modscape, Sustainability|

Since 2006, we’ve been loudly championing the sustainability, quality, efficiency, and end-cost saving benefits of modular. But there’s another important advantage that often goes unnoticed: safety. Construction has consistently been among the top few industries with the highest number of serious workplace incident claims according to Safe Work Australia. Ranked [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: AN INNER-CITY PARK THAT COMBATS CLIMATE CHANGE

2023-01-13T16:12:28+11:00 January 9th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Phase Shifts Park in Taichung, Taiwan was designed by French landscape architects, Mosbach Paysagistes, with two key objectives in mind – creating a unique human experience and exploring the atmosphere to embrace the varying climatic conditions within. Mapping the atmospheric space, the aim is not to modulate conditions, for instance, [...]

FROM THE FOREST FLOOR TO FASHION: THE POWER OF FUNGI IN CREATING SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

2023-02-03T17:08:25+11:00 December 14th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Striving to be sustainable and environmentally conscious sometimes means looking at unexpected alternatives to products or components. It’s a delicate balance - striking the middle ground between a product that will carry out its intended use and yet be gentle on the planet once it has served its purpose. Many [...]

DESIGNING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE

2022-11-14T10:35:29+11:00 November 14th, 2022|All|

As we head into our third year in a row of La Niña summers, it’s clear our environment is changing. The unfortunate reality of a wet summer is the increased risk and frequency of flooding. The rain also encourages a resurgence of vegetation growth which in turn, can provide fuel [...]