Unique Modular Construction - The Tamarama Project by Modscape
Project Feature
Tamarama, NSW, Australia

Words Browyn Marshall
Photography John Madden
A Light Filled Family Home That Embraces Passive And Active Design Elements And A Timeless Palette

Nestled in its coastal setting of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, The Tamarama House by Modscape is a timeless and light-filled family home. Utilising their cleverly crafted modular construction system, this home asks us to rethink the standard process of residential construction.

Channeling the original architectural intent by Fox Johnson Architects, who designed the initial architectural plans, Modscape cleverly made their clients’ vision come to life in the form of the Tamarama House utilising their modular construction system. Located in Tamarama New South Wales, the connection to the coast and the typical architectural typography is clear. The connectivity between the interior and exterior spaces is effortless, and the deliberate connection between the front and rear of the house unfolds as you move through the space. With emphasis on optimising the abundance of natural light available to the site, large spanning openings are dotted throughout, allowing for ease of cross-ventilation.

Nestled In Its Coastal Setting In Tamarama New South Wales

The Tamarama House by Modscape is a timeless and light-filled family home.

Light Filled And Cleverly Crafted, Light Floods The Interior Spaces
There is a lightness to this house that references the traditional coastal home. The palette sees an extension of this timeless and classic materiality unfold.

Within walking distance from the beachfront, there is a lightness to this house that references the traditional coastal home. A combination of blackened Cambia Ash and James Hardie Scyon Stria cladding comprises the bulk of the exterior shell and references a weatherboard aesthetic. A series of double-glazed openings with timber batten screens allow for filtered light to enter the spaces, while also adding a textural dimension to the façade. Internally, the palette sees an extension of this timeless, classic materiality unfold. American oak timber flooring and joinery elements add a warmth, while clean lines and concealed storage add hidden amenity throughout.

To Sit Unobtrusively Amongst Its Tamarama Coastal Setting.
There is an effort to connect to beyond the exterior walls, and the extension of materiality reaching past the façade.
Sydney Project By Modscape
Light-filled and cleverly crafted, light floods the interior spaces.
The Sydney Project Is The Result Of A Reinterpretation Of A Previous Architect’s Vision
Incorporating the existing sandstone plinth, into the landscape architecture, are an anchor to the history of the site.

Modscape’s philosophy is founded on an ethos of making good design affordable. Their pillars center on time efficiency, quality materials, Australian fabrication and a fixed-cost approach, and together with an ability to customise design, they can offer affordable and modular housing options for their clients. Constructed out of their hub in Brooklyn (20 minutes outside of Melbourne), they can control the construction variables (meaning they are not affected by in-climate weather) and have more control over timeframes and program. In this case, the design was inspired from the original architectural intent, and interpreted based on their modular system.

Incorporating The Existing Sandstone Plinth, Into The Landscape Architecture, Are An Anchor To The History Of The Site.
The deliberate connection between the front and rear of the house unfolds as you move through the space.
The Deliberate Connection Between The Front And Rear Of The House Unfolds As You Move Through The Space.
Clean lines and concealed storage add hidden amenity throughout.
Clean Lines And Concealed Storage Add Hidden Amenity Throughout.

The connectivity between the interior and exterior spaces is effortless, and the deliberate connection between the front and rear of the house unfolds as you move through the space.

Channeling The Original Architectural Intent By Fox Johnson Architects
A series of double-glazed openings with timber batten screens allow for filtered light to enter the spaces.

Throughout the Tamarama House, there is an effort to connect to beyond the exterior walls, and the extension of materiality reaching past the façade and into the landscape is testament to this. Incorporating the existing sandstone plinth, remnants from the previous structure, into the landscape architecture, creates an anchor to the history of the site. Modscape has combined their well-engineered system of modularity together with the domestic dream and brief for a growing family, and proposed a thought-provoking approach to how we can build future homes.

And The Deliberate Connection Between The Front And Rear Of The House Unfolds As You Move Through The Space.
The landscaping connects the garage and the house organically.
Who Designed The Initial Architectural Plans, Modscape Cleverly Made Their Clients’ Vision Come To Life In The Form Of The Sydney House

Within walking distance from the beachfront, there is a lightness to this house that references the traditional coastal home.

Local Australian Architecture, Design & Interiors
The Landscaping Connects The Garage And The House Organically.
The Sydney Project Is The Result Of A Reinterpretation Of A Previous Architect’s Vision
A Series Of Double Glazed Openings With Timber Batten Screens Allow For Filtered Light To Enter The Spaces.
The Palette Sees An Extension Of This Timeless And Classic Materiality Unfold.
We Explore Modscape’s Sydney Project
Tamarama, Nsw, Australia. Homes And Houses In Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
The Connectivity Between The Interior And Exterior Spaces Is Effortless
Utilising The Unique Modular Construction Systems Developed By Modscape
Utilising Their Cleverly Crafted Modular Construction System, This Home Asks Us To Rethink The Standard Process Of Residential Construction.
Published 18 February, 2019
Photography  John Madden
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