Breathe Architecture and
Urban Coup (co-housing group)
Nightingale Coup is the first project of its kind in Australia: a multi-storey co-housing community in Melbourne’s urban reaches, designed by Architecture Architecture and Breathe Architecture in collaboration with Urban Coup. Where co-housing communities are typically in sprawling bush, agricultural or suburban areas, Nightingale Coup packs all the social benefit and shared amenity of communal living into an urban site with access to public transport, services and community facilities.Nightingale Coup is a model for future housing, empowering self-organised community groups to build the city that meets their needs and values, fostering enriched community life while doing its bit to minimise damaging urban sprawl. Nightingale Coup demonstrates that community-focused, environmentally responsible urban life is achievable, sustainable and replicable.