Two schemes for two different plots were developed by Edgley Design for the RIBA New Homes for Neighbourhoods competition for Brighton & Hove.
The aim of the competition was to develop new and innovative design ideas for social rented Council homes on small Council sites across the city of Brighton. Whilst tailoring the proposals to the circumstances of each individual sight, new approaches and typologies should be developed in order to be adaptable to further future sites.
Site 02 occupies a much more rural area in the city of Brighton. The scheme provides three units for family housing and is arranged in a diagonal plan that opens the views out to the south and allows the car access to function. Windows are arranged so that internal views out look directly to the gardens maintaining privacy to neighbours with no windows overlooking boundaries. Each unit has a private decking to the south. A few steps down from the private decking lead to a south facing, generous communal garden with views down the hill. In this scheme it is also possible to separate the communal garden into smaller private gardens, if preferred. A terrace on the first floor level gives additional outdoor space to the master bedroom.