Farshid Moussavi has won the go-ahead, at the second attempt, for a new five-bedroom home for her parents in Hove
The architect’s previous proposal for the site in the Tongdean Conservation Area was rejected by Brighton and Hove Council on the grounds it was ‘unduly dominant and incongruous within the streetscene’ and for its ‘inappropriate roof form, design and detailing’.
The authority’s planning officers were equally unimpressed by Moussavi’s revised designs, which included a reworked shallow hipped roof instead of the two mono-pitched roofs in a staggered arrangement originally proposed.
Despite a recommendation to refuse, the planning committee waved through the scheme, which received three objections and 42 letters of support.
The 694m² scheme will be built from white brick and zinc for the roof.
Moussavi, founding director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, is curating the architecture room at this year’s Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition.
Farshid moussavi house for parents interior
Architect Farshid Moussavi Architecture
Location Tongdean Avenue, Brighton and Hove