Affordable, sustainable and stylish: social housing in SA

Housing Choices South Australia’s affordable developments, Spence on Light and Nightingale Bowden, are two examples of successful social housing solutions combining, “creative social planning, strategies for sustainability and a keen sensitivity to history, culture and context,” according to InDaily reporter Stephanie Johnston..

In response to Australia’s chronic affordable housing shortage, Johnston examined a selection of historical and contemporary social housing projects that could pave the way for increased private investment in the space in Affordable, sustainable and stylish: Showcasing the best social housing in SA.

“Spence on Light (by Tectvs with Mulloway Studio and Hosking Willis Architecture) pioneers high-rise living for seniors and residents living with a disability,” Johnston said.
“Another collaboration at Bowden between Housing Choices and Melbourne-based not-for-profit and sustainability specialist Nightingale Housing will build architect-designed carbon-neutral housing for those on lower incomes.

“In collaboration with Breathe Architecture, Nightingale delivers carbon neutrality through ‘a sustainability of reductionism’, taking out things like second bathrooms, individual laundries and basement carparks to reduce the cost of construction and ongoing maintenance, while offering double glazing, quality insulation and 100 per cent certified green energy.”

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