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Prefabricated Alpine Shelter

Prefab alpine shelter

Perched on the rocky slopes of Slovenia’s Kamnik Alps sits this beautiful prefabricated cabin designed to protect mountaineers from the strong winds and snow drifts common in the area.

OFIS Architects and AKTII worked in collaboration with thirteen Harvard University design students to create a shelter that compliments the remarkable, but extreme, landscape.  (more…)

Modular Pod Tent


‘Stay connected’. Definitely not a phrase commonly used when camping. But these POD tents are using this often-reserved-for-the-technical-community phrase to make camping more social.

Designed in the UK, the modular camping system consists of individual tents interlocked together with connector tunnels.  (more…)

Wireless phone charging table


If you have visited our display suite in Brooklyn you will know that we have a love of modern, clutter-free design. So it is probably no surprise that we love this new side table by London-based firm Fonesalesman.

Crafted from sustainable, hand-harvested bamboo, the side table features wireless charging technology seamlessly integrated into its minimalistic design and totally eliminating the need for unsightly cables.  (more…)

Tesla home battery coming soon

Tesla Powerwall

You may recall our blog post earlier in the year detailing Tesla’s plans to produce a ‘home battery‘ which could revolutionise how the average household consumes energy.

Well last week Tesla revealed that Australia has been “prioritised” as one of the first countries to get the new battery storage solution – the Powerwall. And it looks set to land here before the end of the year.  (more…)

Solar-powered ‘clouds’

Not a cloud in the sky . . . well almost.

If you happen to be at MUDAM Museum in Luxembourg, look up and you’ll notice a number of ‘clouds’ floating in the glass-roofed pavilion. When the sun comes out, these fake clouds inflate automatically to form a curtain of shade.  (more…)

Seaside sauna staggers over Norwegian landscape

The Bands 2

Images via Dezeen

Imagine whiling away an afternoon relaxing in a beautiful location like this. Located in Kleivan, an abandoned fishing village in Norway, The Bands not only overlook a stunning landscape but host a sauna, hot tub, rest area and a barbeque terrace.

The ribbon-like design emerges from the rocks and leads off to different relaxation areas, containing all of the facilities in a folding system of three bands.  (more…)

Indigenous art facade unveiled in Fitzroy


If you’ve passed the corner of Brunswick Street and Victoria Parade recently, you may have noticed a stunning new Indigenous mural wrapping the Australian Catholic University’s modular learning spaces.

You Are, Here Now by artist Megan Cope, forms part of a series of large-scale map works which investigate issues around history, identity, the environment and mapping practices in a Melbourne context.  (more…)

Things we love: World’s first 3D-Printed Supercar

3D green car

Image via Divergent Microfactories

This curvaceous supercar is one of the greenest and most powerful cars in the world – and it accelerated out of a 3D printer!

Created by Divergent Microfactories, the Blade supercar prototype incorporates 3D printing technologies to dramatically reduce the pollution, materials and capital costs associated with building cars.  (more…)

Algae – Powering the Future Home


We love it when we come across furniture that embraces sustainable design in some way. So you can imagine our delight when we saw this part furniture design showcase, part futuristic lab experiment happening in Pittsburg.

Called Living Things, the exhibition features pieces of photosynthetic furniture that not only generate light and heat but actually “eat” any excess carbon dioxide in the home.  (more…)

Myth Busting – Misconceptions of Prefab

Mirvac Display Suite - Modular Design

There are many misconceptions about prefab. At Modscape we break them.

Myth #1: Prefab means low quality

The biggest misconception about prefab buildings is that they are cheap and low quality. Well in the past that may have been true, as prefab was focussed on saving design costs through repetitive design and mass production. But today prefab is thankfully all about quality, predictable costs and the experimentation of new materials and construction methods. (more…)

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