When a young family of six outgrew their existing 1970s home in Brighton East, they engaged InForm to design something more appropriate, but with a similar feel.
The family admired the densely-planted central courtyard of their original house, and specified an interpretation of this in their new home.
In response, InForm designed a double-storey brick volume to the south of the site (housing all bedrooms), with a contrasting single-storey, timber and glass structure (containing the main living areas) reminiscent of mid-century architecture wrapping around the rear.
Separating the two structures is the new central courtyard with a pond designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture. A further garden with a pool, dining area and pavilion occupies the backyard.
‘The house pivots around a central courtyard, which helps to divide and give order to the internal program,’ says Ross Berger, design director at Pleysier Perkins – the architects behind every InForm project.