Things We Love: Home Public Art Project

“Everyone has a story about what home means to them. What’s yours?” That was the question the Art Centre’s ambitious Home public art project posed to the community groups earlier this month. Their responses were represented in the form of 7,000 individually decorated little houses exhibited in the “Big House”, situated on the Art Centre’s main lawn.

The public were then invited to take one of the small houses from the exhibition, photograph it in its new destination and share their images on an online portal. The Modscape team became the proud temporary owner of house #185 and fell in love with this project for so many reasons. We love our little house for its bold colour palette, polka-dot large red ‘M’ façade and roof-mounted helicopter and plane – perfect for a clifftop location!

We loved seeing all of the distinctive house designs and the process that went into creating them on the Home website. We loved following the journeys of the houses via the hashtag #homemelb – journeys just like our Modscape prefab homes take all around Australia. And we loved reading people’s ideas about what home means to them, a concept we explore with our clients in detail as we help them create their ideal modular home.

There are many ways to describe what home means to Modscape – innovative, sustainable, custom designed – but we couldn’t put it better than one young Home project participant: “Home is where my family is, where the heart is and where it is warm and safe”.