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 (when there is no love): Divorce house

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Divorces can be messy. Well at least now you don’t have to worry about the house.

Amsterdam-based Studio OBA has designed a concept home that literally breaks up when its owners do. Responding to the increase in divorce rates, the studio created a floating home concept that makes domestic uncoupling a whole lot easier. Called ‘Prenuptial Housing’, the idea was conceived by Omar Kbiri who wanted to help divorcees avoid a real estate battle after their relationship fell apart. 

Open House Melbourne Weekend

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Not long to wait until 2016 Open House Melbourne Weekend- and we’re counting the sleeps.

As mentioned last month, Modscape recently became an Official Practice Partner for the 2016 Open House Melbourne Weekend. Open House Melbourne’s goal is to ensure Melbourne remains a liveable and vibrant place by better connecting people with their city and educating our city’s future custodians on the importance of good design. And we’re thrilled to help them do it. 

Things we love: Open House Melbourne

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We love good architecture and design. So it’s no surprise that we are a big fan of Open House Melbourne and the Open House Worldwide Network.

‘Open House’ is a simple but powerful concept – showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives encouraging everyone to go exploring in their city and discover the value of a well-designed built environment. 

Modscape’s Wye River project: a CSIRO post-bushfire case study

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On Christmas Day 2015 a raging fire tore through the Wye River and Separation Creek region. Thankfully no lives were lost, but the impact to the small beachside towns were nonetheless devastating. Over 100 homes were destroyed with roughly 80% of buildings in the fire area lost to fire.

Following the fire the CSIRO reviewed the houses that were impacted in the Wye River fire footprint with the aim of identifying factors that led to the loss, damage and survival of these houses. A Modscape home at Wye River survived the fire and was assessed as part of the CSIRO’s report.

Things we love: Modscape in Mezzanine Magazine

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You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the stunning photography and sophisticated articles include in Mezzanine magazine.

It’s an accessible magazine that aims to bridge the gap between designers, makers and clients. Rich in content and packed full of incredible design inspiration, Mezzanine is a magazine for both industry and client with an audience comprising practising designers and creative thinkers looking to be both informed and a part of the industry.

Modscape in AR Magazine

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If you are looking for one more excuse to pick up the latest edition of the fabulous AR Magazine, there is an excellent piece on the wave of prefabricated construction in Australia.

Each month, Architectural Review Asia Pacific (AR) presents a thorough insight into the best of Australia’s contemporary architecture, as well as showcasing a selection of significant buildings and projects from overseas.