A greener city is more enjoyable for us and more beneficial for the environment. Through the evolution of intersectional technologies we now have a greater understanding of how we interact with the built and natural environment. A recent innovation from MIT’s Senseable City Lab, is one such innovation – it measures the density of greenery in cities across the globe but at a human eye-level.
Named Treepedia, the program assesses street-level urban greenery using Google Street View and the Green View Index. It measures the obstruction of greenery in Google’s street-level visualisation maps and classifies the images accordingly.
Architecture and design are set to hit the screen at the new ArchiFlix Festival opening in Sydney this week.
Highlighting the unique creative spirit that drives the disciplines, the inaugural event will feature a range of documentaries on the careers and practice of some of the most prominent Australian and international architects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for some present inspiration for the architecture enthusiast in your life, we’ve found three great architecture-themed gift ideas that are bound to bring a smile to their face on Christmas morning.
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.