About Us

Cousins & Cousins, founded in 2012 by Ben and Jelena Cousins, is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice dedicated to creating high-quality homes, workplaces, commercial buildings and cultural projects. Conversation is at the centre of the company ethos; they establish what’s important to clients in order to unlock the potential for projects, designing buildings and spaces that exceed expectations to maximise value and enjoyment.

What services do you provide?

Architecture, Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"Our work is focused on crafting interiors using materials, light and detail that promote wellbeing for the people within them. Our buildings function as beautifully as they look; each a composition of rational spaces with a purity of form, focusing on quality and sustainability that push boundaries in design. Our process is collaborative, and we are continuously imagining and reinventing ideas to define creative design solutions."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"We recently completed a house within the Highgate Conservation Area. This site presented a rare opportunity for us as the client shared our passion for exceptional detailing which proved instrumental in creating their family home. Offering a contemporary new take on a double fronted suburban villa, Kenwood Lee House echoes both the traditional brickwork found along the street and the expansive woodlands to the back, where uncompromisingly sleek glazing affords generous views.

Within, the design plays on scale and form. A board-marked concrete core forms the top-lit triple-height heart to the house, articulating the relationship between intricate material details and the airy, well-considered spaces. In keeping with the distinct Arts and Crafts heritage of the area, we wanted to celebrate the joy of making with meticulous craftsmanship that extends from the tactile delight of the concrete walls to the bespoke metal hardware on the doors."