Breathing spaces for young faces

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The Oxygen Youth Facility is part of a youth-led initiative aimed at improving the spaces and places available to young people in Moreland. A need was identified to create a standalone youth centre that provided young people access to social spaces, programmed recreational activities and support services.

Modscape were approached by Moreland City Council to design and construct a multipurpose, co-located facility that contributed to the overall prosperity and wellbeing of the community, as well as provide a safe and interactive space for young people to socialise, learn, and access information and services under one roof . . .

On Display: Merrifield Sales Centre

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Carefully conceived to offer the diversity, prosperity and opportunity of modern living, the Merrifield project is a residential, commercial and industrial development occupying 900 hectares of farmland in the City of Hume.

Modscape were approached by the MAB Corporation to design and manufacture an iconic sales centre that showcased the project’s vibrant and contemporary ideals of the future of the Merrifield community . . .

Thinking Outside the Square in Prahran

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The recent addition to the newly renovated Prahran Hotel in Melbourne shows that modular doesn’t have to be square. The renovation has integrated a series of sculpturally striking, prefabricated concrete pipes stacked to create a dramatic three storey facade. At the same time the design offers patrons a multitude of interactive areas to draw in the contrast of private and social atmospheres that unfold over different levels . . .

One Building, One City: Prefab Goes Sky High

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The future of buildings going green is looking up – if the latest development from Broad Sustainable Building Group is anything to go by. The Chinese prefabricator, originally known for producing air conditioning units, is taking modular prefab to new heights, with their ambitious plans to construct a 220 storey skyscraper in 90 days breaking ground this month. Aptly named Sky City, the project is a vision of sustainability that has had the architecture and construction industries talking . . .

New Online Hub For Prefabricated Modular Homes

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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 . . .

Bunker down for the weekend

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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. . . .

Meme Experimental House

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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 . . .

Greener Pastures

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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 . . .