With the help of Fox Johnston, local architects in New South Wales, Australia, Modscape put together a house near Tamarama Beach that not only meets the need of a growing family, but also satisfies the requirement of helping the family foster a lifestyle of better connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. The house relies heavily on natural light, and utilizes passive heating and cooling for temperature control.
Modscape is an Australia-based home builder that designs and builds modular homes and commercial projects. They have participated in a range of industries, from private homes to healthcare, education, hospitality, and transport. For the Tamarama Project, Modscape based the design off of the original home, staying within the same footprint and incorporating the existing sandstone plinth to anchor the building. The consists of a ground floor with plenty of space and alternate uses. Line of sight is maintained from the kitchen to the living and dining areas as well as to the detached rumpus and study room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The home was designed to capture sunlight in the winter and to create shade in the summer, thus helping to maintain a comfortable atmosphere inside. The dark exterior is contrasted by the light interior, which uses a lighter wood palette to accomplish the look.
The home was constructed at Modscape’s Melbourne factory over the course of 12 weeks. The 10 modules were then transported to the site, with construction finishing only six weeks later.