Bleazby, homes by Lucent Group.
Architecture by Austin Maynard Architects.
Austin Maynard Architects is heading to Brighton to cause some trouble. We’re tired of seeing gorgeous homes demolished and replaced with big white boxes full of tacky, carbon laden stone.
Ok, we get it. These sites are going to be developed. We need to make more homes available to our rapidly growing population. But surely we can do that without erasing the rich built fabric in the area.
At Bleazby we are trying to find a middle ground. Lets remove a home and replace it with many. Lets house people. Lets house people sustainably. Lets design housing that allows people to get to know their neighbours. Not to live on top of each other, but to have the chance to form a healthy, supportive community during our age of urban isolation.
BUT, that housing can be more than the typical development. It can be more than just stacking white boxes that dominate their context. At Bleazby we are crafting a series of homes that learn from its context. We borrow ideas, materials and textures from our neighbours. Yeah, developments are always going to be bigger, but does that mean that they have to speak a different language? There is a different way, and Austin Maynard Architects is going to show the alternative.