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. 

The Art & Industry Festival heads to Modscape

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The Art & Industry Festival kicks off today and runs for 10 days, celebrating and investigating the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

The new Festival puts a spotlight on the local industrial creators and resources in the Hobsons Bay area and enables artists to develop works which engage and inspire – telling stories of the area both historical and current. 

Architectural cakes

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Dinara Kasko is no ordinary baker, and her pastries are anything but traditional. Her elaborate, sculptural cakes look so good you almost don’t want to eat them. Almost.

Kasko is a trained architect, but after a couple of years in the industry she decided to take a sideways step and follow her passion into baking. Her architectural skills were not lost however as she now employs her model making techniques to create spectacular bakes. 

Play Landscape

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We love crisp, modern design that is free of ornament and clutter. So it’s no wonder we love this new adventure playground that not only looks like tonnes of fun, but is minimal, restrained and a far cry from the plastic encroaching parks we regularly see today.

The play-scape materialised from an international competition won by design firm, Carve & Omgeving, and forms part of a wider recreation project aiming to breathe new life into the former coalmining site of Beringen in Belgium. 

Designing and building an eco-friendly home

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We love great architecture and clever design. But we love it even more when the very best practices of residential design are combined with principles of sustainability.

Environmentally-friendly practices can be applied in a multitude of ways when designing and building a home – whether it be reducing waste during the construction, choosing sustainable materials and those with low embodied energy, or orientating your home to take full advantage of passive heating and cooling.

2016 Architecture iPhone Photography Awards

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Have an iPhone and an interest in photography? The team at Modscape answered yes to both of those questions and were totally inspired by the photographs in the architecture category of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards

Now in its 9th year, the competition’s category celebrates digital photography of the built environment. It was open to anyone from around the world with the simple prerequisite of the image needing to be shot on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.