13 November 2019
Kenwood Lee House Shortlisted in the Brick Awards 2019
Cousins & Cousins is delighted to announce that Kenwood Lee House has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019 in the Individual Housing Development category. The annual Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract the entry of exemplary projects from leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 15 hotly-contested categories. The winner will be announced on the 13th November 2019.
Kenwood Lee House was built with a unique Wienerberger Bemmel Blue stock clay brick. This was chosen to the front and side elevations for its light textured appearance and multi coloured variance which complimented yet contrast with the traditional vernacular stock brick found in the area.
The choice and colour of brick and flush pointing in the same tone were deliberately used to unify and homogenise the elevation to accentuate the horizontal render banding allowing the asymmetric windows treatment to ‘slip’ past each other providing for a more contemporary design.
Careful consideration in brick detailing was undertaken including the stepped brick side chimney; perforated brick window screen, and flush pointing which pays homage to the arts and craft movement so evident in the surrounding buildings.
Read about Kenwood Lee House here.