Sustainability, design and architecture that inspires.
We’re excited to report that prefabAUS’s new website – prefabaus.org.au – went live this week, creating a new online hub for prefabricated homes and pre built homes.
prefabAUS is a peak Australian body that was established to represent, showcase and advance Australia’s prefabricated industry through collaboration, innovation and education. Modscape’s own, Jan Gyrn, is one of the founding directors of the organisation . . .
We often get enquiries from people wanting to bring their dream of owning a holiday rental to life.
Transportable homes, or relocatable homes, are a good option in this case, but often kit homes are limited in aesthetic design and how they can best utilise space.
We’re obviously a bit biased but we think Modscape’s architect designed modular homes are a perfect solution. . . .
Whoever thought cardboard could be used for more than just packaging goods and materials? Cardboard designer Karton has just opened their first showroom in Melbourne and we’re excited! Karton challenges everything you ever thought about cardboard with their extensive range of innovative and European-designed cardboard furniture . . .
As winter approaches we turn to the Meme Experimental House by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for inspiration. Meme is the first of a series of prototype houses for the Meme Meadows research facility in Hokkaido. The project is part of a long term study that looks at the way residential design solutions perform in extreme climatic conditions. Rather than follow the traditional modes of post and beam architecture in Japan, Kuma took cues from the dwelling typology of the indigenous Ainu chise house . . .
Comprised of 7 modules, this fabulous family modular home has been designed to maximise the opportunities presented by the beautiful 100 acre property on which it sits, as well as meeting all the functional requirements of a modern, sustainable house.
Site orientation was key to the design of this project as our client wanted to take full advantage of the 180 degree views sweeping down and across towards Victoria’s Western District farmland whilst optimising passive solar design . . .
Modscape modular homes were recently featured in Green Magazine.
Ever wondered how it all comes together? This time lapse video shows our latest modular design project in NSW being installed in a day (nature takes a little longer so the landscaping and surrounds took an extra few days as you’ll see).
With such a short time frame, the Hornsby Hospital Medical Practice was up and running with no waiting periods.
Imagine a building that uses the raw materials that surround it, only to return those materials back to their original source at the end of the building’s natural cycle. The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Swedish Lapland is in such a privileged position, with the now iconic art-project-come-hotel borrowing several hundred tonnes of ice from the banks of the Torne River each year to use as the only structural material in the building . . .
Whether you’re a design junkie who prefers to be in on the action or a closet wannabe who’d rather trawl design blogs in the privacy of your home, you’re sure to find inspiration from these local and international design expos which are showcasing during the month of May . . .