Archipelago Cinema: A Floating Auditorium

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There’s nothing like watching a film outdoors. The fresh air, the starry sky – it’s a magical experience. But imagine watching a film where not only are you outside but you are immersed in an island paradise floating peacefully on the water. That’s the experience the audience gets when attending Archipelago Cinema, taking outdoor cinema to a whole new level.

Set amongst the breathtaking backdrop of Nai Pi Lae lagoon on Kudu Island in Thailand – where towering rocks emerge from the ocean and the quiet water is airily still – the Archipelago Cinema becomes a receptacle for a completely immersive cinematic experience. The sound from the film echoes and bounces off the momentous rocks and the dark water reflects the light off the screen to create a mesmerizing and enchanting experience.

Designed by Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren, the raft is an exploration of architectural ideas in a different format. “The thought of watching films here seemed surprising,” commented Scheeren. “A screen, nestled somewhere between the rocks. And the audience… floating… hovering above the sea, somewhere in the middle of this incredible space of the lagoon, focused on the moving images across the water.”

The platform is made up of modules which are constructed out of recycled materials. The eco-friendly modular pieces are loosely assembled and congregate to form the auditorium. With the platform being modular it is easily disassembled and transportable, just like the modular homes we offer here at Modscape. The modules also allow the platform to be reconfigured, with more added at a later date to create a larger or repurposed space. 

Archidoodle – The Architect’s Activity Book

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Looking for a fresh creative outlet? Satisfy your creative urge with Archidoodle – an architectural ‘activity book’ that presents a building, landscape or part of a building and encourages you to complete it in a new and interesting way.

The book is filled with beautiful pen and ink illustrations depicting some of the most iconic, contemporary and inventive structures. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings and modern homes, each page contains an incomplete architecture-related sketch, which you as the reader-turned-artist have to finish off yourself. 

Things we love: Melbourne Design Week 2017

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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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.