Perth-based architecture firm EHDO has become the first interstate firm to implement Breathe Architecture’s award-winning Nightingale model outside of Melbourne – a huge feat for the entire Nightingale community.
After the completion of their first development, Nightingale 1, in Brunswick earlier this year, Nightingale have received extensive media coverage, as well as winning some of the industry’s top accolades at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards! It’s safe to say Nightingale Housing is proving to be an increasingly popular model for sustainable, medium-density living.
With the aim to tackle misconceptions about large suburban blocks typical of the ‘Australian Dream’, EHDO’s apartments are designed to be an attractive option for families, through the integration of extensive gardens and landscaping. The EHDO Nightingale project will comprise 15 apartments and 270m2 of commercial space (plus amenities) intended to be occupied by tenants with aligned values.
Securing an ‘excellent site’ in the award-winning Knutsford precinct, a ten minute walk from Fremantle, it took all of 45 seconds for the council to grant planning approval. ‘If we could give out gold stars for applications this one would be covered in them’, announced Cr Bryn Jones from the City of Fremantle!
With the reality of home ownership becoming increasingly out of reach in most major cities in Australia, Nightingale aims to provide an affordable, sustainable option that does not compromise on great housing and neighbourhood design, access to services and opportunity for community building.
The Nightingale Fremantle community is currently in the making. Select apartments are still available and interested purchasers can contact Nightingale Housing to register their interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.