Abstract: The Art of Design

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After a long week of making modular magic, there is nothing the Modscape team like more than kicking back on the couch with a glass a red wine in hand and a dose of design inspiration on the TV. Our recent favourite is Abstract: The Art of Design – a pithy, entertaining new series that ticks all the boxes for anyone curious about design.

With the help of a handful eccentric design personalities, the Abstract series reveals the creative process behind design and invites viewers to step inside the minds of the most innovative designers and learn how design impacts every aspect of life. 

Project Waverley Private Hospital

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The Waverley Private Hospital expansion and refurbishment project in Waverley, Victoria included the addition of 32 new private rooms for the hospital’s surgical ward. The addition compliments the existing hospital facilities operated by Ramsay Health Care.

As part of a larger redevelopment of Waverley Private hospital, the new modular wing floats above the existing carpark and creates a modern entry statement to the hospital. 

Things we love: supporting the next generation

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It’s no secret – we love creativity and innovation. They are two of our key brand values and they inspire and direct the Modscape team each day in bringing our work to life. We firmly believe that when you are given a platform to be creative and innovative, great things can happen. And that’s why we have set up the Modscape Scholarship – to give a platform to the next generation of architects and designers and encourage their creativity and innovation.  

10 Prefab Houses We Want To Live In

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The team at Modscape recently sat down and picked 10 amazing prefab designs from around the world that we’d be delighted to move into tomorrow.

Desert House

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Image via Marmol Radziner

Located in the Desert Hot Springs, California, is a delightful prefab home spread out over a five acre site. The internal floor space of 185 sqm is made up of seven modules and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 140 sqm of additional shade/deck modules create ample space for indoor/outdoor living where the stunning desert can be enjoyed and revered.

Off-grid living takes centre stage

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This month there is one extra reason why you should pick up the latest edition of the brilliant Mezzanine Magazine – there’s an excellent article on off-grid living with Modscape’s Tintaldra project taking centre stage.

Rich in content and packed full of incredible design inspiration, the summer edition of the magazine features a wonderful collection of homes – from Byron to the bush – that exemplify holiday living, with many in remote areas.  The article titled ‘Off the Grid’ focuses on what it’s like to build in regional areas and highlights some of the benefits and challenges of off-grid living in Australia. 

Things we love: Modscape factory up in Western Lights

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We love a good photography festival, so we were delighted when our Brooklyn factory recently starred in one.

Earlier this month our Brooklyn factory was asked to take part in the Art & Industry Festival. The Festival enables artists to develop work which is inspired by and engages the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing resources in the Hobsons Bay area.

A key event of the Festival was Western Lights in which artist Phil Lethlean lit up some of the West’s favourite industrial buildings and spaces. Locals and camera buffs alike ventured out after dark with cameras, tripods and smartphones to capture some of these luminously-dressed industrial beacons – including the Modscape factory. 

Prefabricated mountain cabin

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Perching precariously on the rocky cliffs of Mount Kanin in Slovenia rests this charming prefabricated cabin designed to protect hikers and mountaineers from the strong rainstorms and extreme snow fall the mountain is infamously known for.

OFIS Arhitekti designed the shelter as a response to the harsh conditions of rain, wind, snow and landslides but maintained it should have minimal impact to the ground. The particular site was selected because of its spectacular 360-degree view over Slovenia and Italy to the Adriatic Sea.