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Nightingale 1

Type
Multi-Residential
Completion
2017

Location
Brunswick, VIC

Builder
Project Group

Landscaping
Openwork
Oculus

Photographer
Peter Clarke
Tom Ross
Eve Wilson

Build less, give more. Nightingale 1 is the inaugural project of the Nightingale Model — a replicable, triple bottom line housing model with an overarching priority towards social, economic and environmental sustainability. The design strategy was to build more with less, adopting an honest material palette and placing emphasis on reduction. The project was about building a place that people wanted to live in. At its heart, Nightingale is all about people. Its architecture serves as a catalyst to unite a group with similar values and build community.

Nightingale is exceptional in its sustainability outcomes. It is the first residential building in the country to be connected under an embedded network that is 100% fossil fuel free. Nightingale is carbon neutral in its operation — no gas. We designed the building, the electrical reticulation, solar, the owners corporation rules and the embedded network and metering systems so that every Nightingale resident receives 100% green power. Residents receive green power at wholesale rates — cheaper than everyone else in Australia is paying for black power.

The Nightingale Model emerged from collective dismay at the state of multi-residential developments in Australia. From the conviction that our cities and communities deserve considered, affordable, well-built homes a group of Melbourne architects banded together to try something better. Apartments designed to encourage community drive values. Homes built for people, not profit.

We are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale 1 stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture.

Awards
National Architecture Awards
2018
Residential Architecture — Multiple Housing
National Architecture Awards
2018
David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
Melbourne Prize
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
The Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture — Multi-Residential
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
Premier’s Design Awards
2018
Best In Category — Architectural Design
Good Design Awards
2018
Best In Class — Architectural Design, Residential & Commercial
Houses Awards
2018
Sustainability Award
IDEA Awards
2018
Sustainability
Australian Interior Design Awards
2018
Residential Design (Commendation)
INDE Awards
2018
‘The Multi Residential Building’ Award
Premier’s Sustainability Awards
2017
Built Environment
Sustainable Building Awards
2017
Achievement of Merit — People’s Choice Awards
Press/Media

Nightingale 1

Build less, give more. Nightingale 1 is the inaugural project of the Nightingale Model — a replicable, triple bottom line housing model with an overarching priority towards social, economic and environmental sustainability. The design strategy was to build more with less, adopting an honest material palette and placing emphasis on reduction. The project was about building a place that people wanted to live in. At its heart, Nightingale is all about people. Its architecture serves as a catalyst to unite a group with similar values and build community.

Nightingale is exceptional in its sustainability outcomes. It is the first residential building in the country to be connected under an embedded network that is 100% fossil fuel free. Nightingale is carbon neutral in its operation — no gas. We designed the building, the electrical reticulation, solar, the owners corporation rules and the embedded network and metering systems so that every Nightingale resident receives 100% green power. Residents receive green power at wholesale rates — cheaper than everyone else in Australia is paying for black power.

The Nightingale Model emerged from collective dismay at the state of multi-residential developments in Australia. From the conviction that our cities and communities deserve considered, affordable, well-built homes a group of Melbourne architects banded together to try something better. Apartments designed to encourage community drive values. Homes built for people, not profit.

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Type
Multi-Residential
Completion
2017

Location
Brunswick, VIC

Builder
Project Group

Landscaping
Openwork
Oculus

Photographer
Peter Clarke
Tom Ross
Eve Wilson

We are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale 1 stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture.

Awards
Sustainable Building Awards
2017
Achievement of Merit — People’s Choice Awards
INDE Awards
2018
‘The Multi Residential Building’ Award
Australian Interior Design Awards
2018
Residential Design (Commendation)
IDEA Awards
2018
Sustainability
Houses Awards
2018
Sustainability Award
Good Design Awards
2018
Best In Class — Architectural Design, Residential & Commercial
Premier’s Sustainability Awards
2017
Built Environment
Premier’s Design Awards
2018
Best In Category — Architectural Design
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
The Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture — Multi-Residential
VIC Architecture Awards
2018
Melbourne Prize
National Architecture Awards
2018
David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture
National Architecture Awards
2018
Residential Architecture — Multiple Housing
Press/Media