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Sustainability, design and architecture that inspires us.
Every now and then we all crave a bit of peace and quiet, a chance to get off the grid and escape to somewhere tranquil and secluded. Feeling tired of civilisation? Here are 10 secluded buildings from around the world that we would love to visit.
Earlier this month we installed a stunningly simple weekender at Mt Macedon.
The two bedroom/ two ensuite retreat was constructed out of four modules and has a large deck running along its length – perfect for watching the sun set over the beautiful ranges.
This short video shows the one day installation. More detail about the project, including a floorplan and photos, will be on our website in the coming months – so watch this space.
Modscape worked closely with Calvary Health Care and Erilyan to construct additional patient rooms for their St Luke’s Hospital in Launceston, Tasmania.
The hospital chose a modular solution to enable them to quickly meet their increasing accommodation demands. Minimal time spent onsite meant less disruption to the day-to-day running of the hospital. The construction was completed in 8 weeks with the modules being installed in one day. A further 6eeks onsite and the rooms were ready for new patients.
We love any excuse to celebrate design. And the new Melbourne Design Week is no exception.
The ten-day event running from 16-26 March 2017 is a new initiative created by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Victorian government and aims to promote Melbourne as one of the design capitals of the world. The event will offer talks, tours, workshops and industry events to help strengthen, support and promote the design industry.
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.
Struggling to get back into the swing of things after the holidays? Here’s a mid-afternoon distraction for you.
We’ve gone through our Instagram posts from the past 12 months and found your favourite images.
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.
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.
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.