Weinerberger Brick Award 2015 : Formation Architects developed a master plan and detailed designs for 128 dwellings, comprising houses and apartments. The houses are grouped in rows and pairs, resembling semi-detached ‘villas’.
Simple cubic forms create a variety of rhythms with deep setbacks and changes in building heights. Openings for storey-high windows, Juliet balconies and recessed brick panels are ‘carved’ into the brick work and create a rich texture across the façades.
The chosen facing brick is light in tone, with a handmade look and refers to Skanska’s Scandinavian heritage, whilst being sympathetic to the brick found in and around Cambridge.
The new neighborhood revolves around a community square in the Centre of the site. It accommodates a picnic area adjacent to a play house for children and a lawn for the community. click here to read full article….