The enduring adaptability of the Brighton town house is quite remarkable. This year the second year Technology project is focused on examining the performance of 14, St George’s Place, a Regency town house located in central Brighton. This is the building presently occupied by ONCA; with its gallery on the ground floor, offices above, and a semi private garden to the rear. With a view to gaining understanding of this building we visited the Regency Town House in Brighton’s Brunswick Square.
This is grade I Listed terraced house, built around 1820, is being restored as a heritage centre and museum, focusing as they explain on the architecture and social history of Brighton & Hove between the 1780s and 1840s. As they explain: “During the Regency period Brighton enjoyed an unrivalled status as the provincial capital of fashionable British society. It was, perhaps, Europe’s foremost seaside spa, a legacy that is today reflected in the city’s rich architectural heritage of grand Regency terraces and elegant back streets.” Visiting during the Brighton Photo Fringe we were able to see each room in the house adapted by individual photographers for the installation of their work.