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A  residential apartment building that promises to shake up traditional real estate models by selling homes at below-market rates is coming to WA, backed by one of the State's top developers.
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Project could change WA housing market

A RESIDENTIAL apartment building that promises to shake-up traditional real estate models by selling homes at below-market rates is coming to WA, backed by one of the State's top developers. Don Fini has teamed up with two architects to bring Melbourne's Nightingale housing project to Fremantle.

Fremantle beats Sydney to first Nightingale project out of Melbourne

The Nightingale Model has now reached Western Australia, with EHDO Architecture obtaining a licence and pipping Sydney in securing land to develop a project. Nightingale Freo will be built on a site in the Knutsford precinct, a semi-industrial area a 10-minute walk from Fremantle city centre.

Nightingale lands in Western Australia | Architecture And Design

EHDO Architecture has been awarded a license to design the first Nightingale Housing project in WA.

VCAT says yes to zero car parking - Maddocks

Metropolitan Melbourne may finally be ready for genuinely sustainable housing. While the planning industry has given theoretical support for reducing our reliance on the private car for some years, decisions putting this policy into practice have been few and far between.

Affordable Housing - What is the true cost of the decisions we make

Byron Shire's stakeholder led Affordable Housing Summit considered the hard questions and a path to address the dynamics and unique challenges of affordable housing in Byron. Over 120 people attended the summit that featured speakers on best practice Australian housing types and models, tenure, security and planning.

Nightingale 2.0 approved by VCAT - Green Magazine

The Nightingale housing developments have won another VCAT approval, for Nightingale 2.0, a major stepping-stone for the project.

Car-free apartments prevail: Two Nightingale developments approved

Click to enlarge Two proposed Nightingale housing developments will proceed after each was approved. The Six Degrees Architects-designed Nightingale 2.0, to be located in Fairfield in Melbourne's inner north-east, was approved by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The development proposes 20 apartments (four one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom) contained in a five-storey building.

Nightingale 2: no parking OK with VCAT

The Nightingale Model had a major win on Friday with zero car parking for its apartment development in Melbourne's Fairfield finally getting the tick of approval. In approving the planning permit for Nightingale 2.0, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) declared: "There will be no car parking spaces provided on site.

Affordable housing: buyers devising creative ways to get into their first home

Mia and Nicola Cornthwaite's first home will be ready in November. The couple, who have been together for 13 years and have a 20-month-old daughter, Wren, are buying a two-bedroom apartment in Melbourne's inner northern suburb of Brunswick for $645,000. But it's not a standard apartment deal.

Nightingale Reclaims Housing For Residents, Not Profit

The future of urban housing is being quietly revolutionised in the cities of Australia. A collective of architecture studios have come together to shift the focus of medium density residential development from one focused on financial gain, to one decidedly balanced with livability and sustainability.

Nightingale spreads its wings & heads north to Sydney

The Nightingale housing model has licensed its first two Sydney architectural studios bring the Melbourne grown concept northwards. Jad Silvester of Silvester Fuller and Adam Russell of RAW Architects both spoke to The Fifth Estate this week to say why they'd put up their hands.

The Commons: could co-housing offer a different kind of great Australian dream?

When Kate and Jason turned up to look around The Commons, they weren't looking for a lifestyle change. They were just another hard-working couple wanting an apartment that was close to central Melbourne and wouldn't cost the earth. Only after they moved in did the upsides of the building's co-housing ethos hit them.

If you don't own a home by 45, you probably never will, says report

If you do not own a home by the time you are 45, you are unlikely to ever own one, according to a new report on the impact of housing on financial security in retirement. The report from Swinburne University of Technology has painted a grim picture of Australians' housing security, with a widening gap between homeowners and those in private rental accommodation.

Sold, not to the highest bidder: Green apartment plan for Brunswick

Anthony Patton never intended to get involved in property development. The owner of the Kinki Gerlinki fashion stores kept getting approached by developers wanting to turn his Brunswick shop into apartments. Despite one offering $2.5 million, he always said no. Why? "They are all evil," he says, only half-joking.

Nightingale Model & the cusp of big changes in housing

The Nightingale Model is going gangbusters. This triple-bottom-line approach to developing innovative housing in inner-city Melbourne is gaining momentum across Australia with 11 projects now boasting a Nightingale licence, including two in WA. UrbanGrowth NSW has expressed an interest in bringing the concept up to Sydney, there's watchful eyes in the ACT, potential buyers registering their interest in New Zealand and even the US is interested.





Housing market disrupter: The Nightingale Model GreenSmart Magazine (page 40), 19 December 2016

Nightingale 3.0 Site and Concept Revealed as 4.0 Planning Begins The Urban Developer, 13 September 2016

Uncommon Ground Mezzanine, September 2016

From The Commons to Nightingale, Jeremy McLeod is reluctant frontman of a movement The Age, 26 August 2016

Thriving, not just surviving: why business needs to go beyond doing less bad The Guardian, 9 August 2016

Five myths about Melbourne’s Nightingale apartment developments Domain, 1 July 2016

Nightingale 2.0 faces VCAT challenge Architecture AU, 29 June 2016

Fairfield locals see red over green apartments with no car spots The Age, 29 June 2016

In the footsteps of Robin Boyd Domain, 11 June 2016

Affordable, sustainable, high quality urban housing? It’s not an impossible dream The Conversation, 22 April 2016

Walls to building green housing tumble in Berlin The Age, 8 April 2016

SEFA helps Nightingale develop new social housing model SEFA, 8 April 2016

Think small: architects shrink homes and apartments as house and land prices soar The Guardian, 31 March 2016

Looking at the Bigger Picture Design Build, 30 March 2016

A closer look at Nightingale 2.0 Urban Melbourne, 24 March 2016

Community, not commodity: Why Nightingale is changing the future of housing Habitus Living, 11 March 2016

Here comes the Nightingale Model, scaling up now in Fairfield The Fifth Estate, 10 March 2016

Community, not commodity: Why Nightingale is changing the future of housing Indesign Live, 8 March 2016

The Nightingale Model: multi-residential dwellings for the future Australian Design Review, 22 January 2016



Housing revolution: lessons from Berlin Australian Design Review, 20 November 2015

Scrap developers for cheaper, better apartments, say researchers  The Age, 10 August 2015

Sustainable apartments – A new model for the future TedxStKilda, 18 June 2015

Nightingale sets a new standard and model The Urban Developer, 25 March 2015

Radical apartments: After The Commons, The Nightingale keeps ruffling feathers The Fifth Estate, 13 March 2015

Apartment living that is truly appealing The Age, 14 January 2015


The great density debate Australian Design Review, 9 April 2014