Building Urban Villages – SMALL FOOTPRINT – Ep 3

Across the world, the design of our city homes has been increasingly shaped by an investor first market. Melbourne is facing some of the highest housing prices in the world and local developers Nightingale Housing & Hip V Hype are creating alternative models for home building that are more sustainable and livable.. In the rapidly changing suburb of Brunswick, Hip V Hype has reworked the site of a 140sqm home to accommodate three homes the same size with shared spaces and exposure to the street. Nightingale is building a new ‘village’ purposefully designed to accommodate families alongside singles and couples in sustainable small footprint apartments. These projects represent a change to home building in Australia and worldwide, where affordability and sustainability are quickly becoming the focus, and developers are expected to build communities rather than just homes.

Our regular Never Too Small episodes will continue releasing fortnightly. This is a different kind of series from us, but we’re excited to know what you think. Please leave us feedback and comments on the video.

0:00 – Intro with Colin
1:02 – High Rise Development in Cities with Rob Adams
3:40 – Davison Collaborative Small Footprint Homes with Hip V Hype
7:50 – Nightingale Housings vision for apartment building
10:20 – Challenges of dealing with local government and regulation
12:38 – Outro with Colin

Supported by Screen Australia & Youtube through the Skip Ahead Initiative

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Director: Colin Chee
Producer: Luke Clark
Cinematographer: Simon Davies
Editor: Jessica Ruasol

Youth by ANBR
Are You Real by Jimmy Svensson
Over Oceans by We Dream of Eden
Amber by Elad Perez
Ficus by Tomas Novoa
Thread the Needle by Sun Wash
Clockwork by Hans Johnson


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