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Installation of the Nightingale 1 crane. Photo: Jeremy Kennaugh, Site Foreman, Project Group

14 November 2016

In this edition...

Word of the Nightingale Model, and its key features: affordability, transparency, sustainability, deliberative design and community contribution, continue to spread.

Most recently, we took part in the Open House Hobart program, presenting a panel discussion on new models for urban housing.
Masters of Architecture students from University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Design have also been exploring the future of urban housing. As part of their thesis semester, the students presented their designs for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable housing.

If you're in Melbourne, you can check out the designs for yourself at the Nightingale Night School @ MSD X Exhibition. Open 9 am – 5pm weekdays between 18 November – 1 December, at the Dulux Gallery, Ground Floor MSD Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Nightingale Goes National

Speaking of spreading, this month we’re thrilled to announce that Nightingale has spread its wings to capital cities around Australia.

Our licensing committee recently endorsed applications from Raw Architects and Silvester Fuller to undertake projects in Sydney. Both of these firms are now actively pursuing sites. If you are, or know, a landowner in Sydney that is interested in responsible development, let us know!
In Victoria, we welcome Coy Yiontis Architects into the Nightingale family. They’re currently investigating the viability of a site in Brighton near the Gardenvale train station.

In Western Australia, EHDO (Earth House Design Office) have hit the ground running. They’ve already got a site in Fremantle, and no doubt will be seeking expressions of interest from potential purchasers in the near future. 
Nightingale 1, Breathe Architecture: Florence Street, Brunswick
Nightingale 1 is out of the ground; Project Group have begun pouring the ground floor slab and have installed the crane.

Welcome to Branch Studio, Melbourne based award winning architects, who will be moving into one of the ground floor tenancies.
Nightingale 2, Six Degrees Architects: Station Street, Fairfield
Nightingale 2's VCAT hearing is set for 8 and 9 December. We'll update you on the hearing progress next month.
Nightingale 3, Austin Maynard Architects: Sydney Road, Brunswick
Advertising for 'Nightingale 3 - The Forever House’ commenced on 7 October and closed on 24 October.

It’s not too late for you to let the Council know that you support the Nightingale 3 project. After viewing the plans, make sure you let the Council know that you support the project, and the principles behind the Nightingale Model.
As always ...
If you know of family, friends and colleagues, that may be interested in getting involved in future Nightingale projects as potential purchasers or impact investors, let them know that they can register their interest on our website.

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