Indigenous & Remote

MODE is committed to delivering quality projects for Indigenous communities, demonstrating successful involvement in health, housing and community developments. This includes master planning through to detailed design, incorporating landscape architecture, interior and graphic design.

MODE’s projects range from single and group housing, health clinics and community cultural facilities in Aboriginal, Torres Strait and other communities throughout the Pacific since 1994. MODE designs for remote and Indigenous users based on many years of experience in design for tropical, coastal and inland arid conditions. The design approach used for each project is developed with input from communities – for communities. MODE’s designs reflect the opportunity to develop solutions that are appropriate for Indigenous users and understands Indigenous communities consist of members that come from varied regions; each with their own individual cultural practices and user needs. Our design philosophy acknowledges there is no single design model that can fully address these different experiences and tailors all community projects to the individuals and families for which the design will be most widely used. MODE incorporates climatically-responsive techniques aimed to withstand harsh weather conditions and enhance user comfort, with emphasis placed on cross ventilation, reduced sun exposure and reducing reliance on secondary¬†cooling.

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