The Nightingale model is a set of systems and processes for housing provision. The model exists to enable licensed architects to develop Nightingale buildings using the learnings and interrogations of architects who have previously developed Nightingale buildings.
Australia’s population will grow from 22 to 36 million by 2050, which means that 6.5 million new housing units will be required in the next 35 years. We need new housing that integrates access to transport, employment and services, including meeting the needs of Australia’s ageing society and families who want to be located close to the CBD.
Beyond supply, the 2016 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey found that all five of Australia’s major metropolitan areas (cities with a population of more than 1 million) were 'severely unaffordable' for the 12th year in a row.
What's more, in most Australian cities there are no minimum design standards and the size, quality and design of apartments have been problematic in that many are not designed for living, but rather as a speculative financial asset.
The current status quo development model primarily aims to deliver buildings with maximum financial yields, rather than focusing on the people who will live there or their impact on the environment and local communities. Governments, academics and social commentators are all recognising that we need meaningful change for urban societies and their future.