Composing extraordinary spaces, this London-based practice puts wellbeing at the heart of its residential, commercial and cultural projects.
RIBA-accredited Cousins & Cousins was founded in 2012 by directors Ben and Jelena Cousins, partners in life and business. Delivering high-quality craftsmanship, tailored solutions and an unrivalled dedication to good service, its team takes a hands-on approach, working closely with clients from ideation to completion of projects across residential, commercial, mixed-use, public art and cultural sectors.
Whether crafting new builds or breathing life into heritage sites, its gentle designs marry architectural detail with an honest approach to materiality and structure. The result? Harmony between original form and contemporary function. Conservation comes naturally.
Its portfolio is a homage to light. Flick between sustainable residential retrofits to find the RIBA award-winning Kenwood Lee House in Highgate, with a triple-height skylit concrete core and carefully aligned shadows, as well as the Glaze Pavillion, inspired by Murano glass sweets, for Clerkenwell Design Week. In 2017, Cousins & Cousins was awarded Building Design’s Architect of the Year.
Harmony between original form and contemporary function. Conservation comes naturally.