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Submission to Planning

Submitted by Urban Coup on Mon, 18/06/2018 - 08:55

Done and dusted! Well done Nightingale, architects, Urban Coup! Nightingale Village is now in Planning with Moreland City Council. It will be built by seven award-winning architects using the social, environmental and financial sustainability principles of the Nightingale model. These principles will be embedded in every building, and across the street. A deliberate and livable density, like nothing that has gone before it.

Celebrating Home Allocations

Submitted by Urban Coup on Mon, 18/06/2018 - 08:45

19th April 2018 Punctuating a most intense, heartrendering and confirming period for the Coup. There is no easy way to allocate 31 apartments to 31 households of variying size, price and aspect. However with a lot of good process, a truckload of good will and wonderful facilitation we all managed to plop into our dream homes, like a bum in a bucket, with a big sigh of relief breathed by all as we landed. Home Sweet Home.

Resilient Communities

Submitted by Urban Coup on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 21:12

In December 2017, the project Advisory Panel endorsed Urban Coup’s expressions of interest and extended a formal invitation to join the Resilient Communities project as a pilot partner. (The Advisory Panel includes partners from Victorian State Government, Local Government, Property Sector, University of Melbourne and RMIT).

Collaborative Design Workshop 4

Submitted by Urban Coup on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 08:50

March 3, 2018Another fabulous workshop at Siteworks honing in on individual homes. Nightingale talked about Better Apartment Design Standards (BADS) together with its innate limitations, typical apartment layouts and indicative prices. We were pleasantly surprised at how far you can push the envelope on studies, nooks and spare bedrooms to achieve more communal space. We also discussed fit-out & customisation costs/implications and followed up with constructive break out time.

Collaborative Design Workshop 3

Submitted by Urban Coup on Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:20

February 10th 2018

As per our developing process, this session was preluded with a community survey collaboratively shaped by the architects and key members of Urban Coup. It was intended to understand resident needs of (now identified) desirable common spaces. I.e. the flexi-rooms; kitchen / dining space; multifunction room and the rooftop. The workshop continued to pursue themes based on need.

1. In order of priority, what functions would you like (space) to cater for?

Collaborative Design Workshop 2

Submitted by Urban Coup on Tue, 12/06/2018 - 23:07

20th Jan 2018

Wow! What a great day!

Jeremy started with leading us on a social saunter of all his favourite things around our Hope Street site: local restaurants; cafes; bulk shopping spots; tool library / shared workshop; the other six Nightingale sites, and the precinct.

Collaborative design begins...

Submitted by Urban Coup on Mon, 11/06/2018 - 17:14

Saturday, February 18 was met with great anticipation. We would meet our architects. We would each get to share our hopes and dreams. We would unite in blended harmony to achieve perfect understanding of our shared dream cohousing development. 

Well that was never going to happen was it?!

We have land!

Submitted by Urban Coup on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 08:05

The directors of Nightingale Urban Coup signed the Contract of Sale for 24-26 Hope St, Brunswick at 5:30pm on Friday 3rd November (subject to 28 days due diligence).