A street view of the lower three levels of an apartment building with a concrete facade shaped in tall slender archways and two rows of balconies with metal balustrades beneath which a handful of people pause to chat at the building entrance.
An interior apartment view showing an open plan kitchen and dining area with warm wooden joinery and timber floorboards while a shaggy white dog looks in from the balcony at the left of the frame at a big round white paper lampshade to the right hanging over a wooden table with four chairs and a plate of whole fruits.
Rooftop with timber decking is sheltered by a white awning beneath which a rust coloured sheet and a khaki towel and white sheet billow in the breeze.

The Village: Nightingale Skye House

Breathe 2022

Description

Nightingale Housing is opening the doors to eight established residential buildings located in Brunswick: Nightingale 1 (2017), Nightingale Anstey (2022) and the six buildings comprising Nightingale Village (2022).
Since Nightingale Housing’s inaugural project Nightingale 1 was completed in 2017, the Nightingale community has grown exponentially as further projects have sprung up between Albion Street and Hope Street, responding to a huge demand for high-quality, medium-density housing. The former industrial zone has been transformed into a vibrant residential, well-serviced neighbourhood accessible through the Upfield bicycle path and train line to the west, and Sydney Road commercial and cultural precinct to the east. At the centre of this area is the popular Bulleke-bek Park, an offshoot of the major collaborative project Nightingale Village.
While each Nightingale building is designed by a different leading architectural firm and has its own unique aesthetic, all projects adhere to the sustainability and community principles driving Nightingale’s mission: to revolutionise the way we live together. Nightingale homes are fossil fuel-free, energy efficient, use recycled and locally-produced materials wherever possible, and encourage the use of green transport. They are intended to provide comfortable, healthy homes for people to live in long-term, not as a revenue generator for investors.

What's On

Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit organisation building homes that put people and the planet first.
Each tour will visit one of the eight completed Nightingale buildings in Brunswick. Led by an expert guide, you’ll see inside a resident’s apartment, explore the communal spaces, and learn about sustainability through material reductionism.

Images: (1-3) Nightingale Skye House. All photos: Tom Ross.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 12pm + 1pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the entrance to the building on Duckett Street.
Accessibility note: all areas on this tour can be accessed without stairs, except for the resident's balcony (pictured) which has two stairs. Other parts of the apartment and the common areas have flush transitions.

ACCESSIBILITY

Fully wheelchair accessible, Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Elevator access

Location

1-3 Duckett Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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