Projects shortlisted in this category are all single dwellings and contemporary in style. They demonstrate a commitment to the use of clay brick and are inspiring examples of that which can be achieved with the material on small sites.
Aperture House fits discreetly within this East Canonbury Conservation Area. The site was previously occupied by a domestic garage, enclosed by brick walls from various eras, most of which has been retained.
Brick Manufacturer: Ibstock
Brick: Funton Old Chelsea Yellow
Architect: Paul Archer Design
Brickwork Contractor: B & A Woodworking Ltd
A compact 2 bedroom mews house and enclosed courtyard in Highgate. This 2 storey brick house faces onto a quiet cobbled mews. The site was formerly occupied by a disused garage and derelict garden.
Brick Manufacturer: Wienerberger
Architect: Russell Jones
Brickwork Contractor: DF Keane Builders & Contractors; Belmondo Building
A contemporary, respectful addition to a suburban street. The project responds to the Arts and Crafts tradition whilst exploring light, depth and geometry of threshold.
Brick Manufacturer: WH Collier
Brick: Anglian Light Grey
Architect: Coffey Architects
Brickwork Contractor: Conamar
An impressive five-bedroom family home that replaces an outdated 1930s house on a semi-rural plot on the edge of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. In a designated ‘Area of Special Character’, the design is a contemporary interpretation of the local Arts and Crafts architecture.
Brick Manufacturer: Bovingdon
Brick: bespoke mix of Light, Red and Wycombe
Architect: Napier Clarke Architects
Brickwork Contractor: CNR Carpentry and Brickwork
Brinkworth's first new-build project was commissioned in 2010 for a north London plot within a conservation area, subject to heavy local authority restriction.
Brick Manufacturer: Forterra
Brick: Dark Morrocan Smooth
Brickwork Contractor: Syntec Projects Ltd
On this heavily constrained site, three disconnected, unused and flood prone outbuildings have been redeveloped to form additional living accommodation for the existing house, with sensitivity to the particular needs of the resident children.
Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh
Brick: Charnwood Iline Hampshire Red
Architect: Hamish and Lyons
Brickwork Contractor: RJ Clyde Builders Ltd