by Breathe Architecture
Designed by Breathe Architecture, The Nightingale Model is a triple bottom line development model that delivers homes that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to provide quality urban housing by simplifying and humanising both the development process and the building itself.
Along with colleagues from Breathe Architecture, Six Degrees, Architecture Architecture, MRTN Architects, The Robin Boyd Foundation, Austin Maynard Architects, Wolveridge Architects, and Hip v. Hype, Clare Cousins Architects is pleased to be an inaugural investor in the Nightingale 1.0 project.
We believe that architects have an obligation to greater society to assist in protecting and enhancing the quality of our buildings and cities, for the sake of the people that inhabit them. We need to stand up for those that the industry is ignoring. The status quo development model is to build meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. Our cities deserve beautiful, well-built and well-sized homes designed for real life. At present, developers are not delivering this and as long as the current formula remains profitable, they do not have an incentive to do so.
We want to catalyse an industry change through creating demonstrative projects that are fairly priced and designed for people, community and the environment. We want to redefine the meaning and quality of city life by establishing an alternate development model that is easily replicated and benefits the community and the city.