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OOMBRA Architects Wins an Honor Award for their Kensington National Bank Adaptive Reuse Project

2022 AIA Philadelphia Design Awards - General Unbuilt Category

Congratulations to OOMBRA Architects for winning an Honor Award for their Kensington National Bank Adaptive Reuse.

Opening its doors on February 23rd, 1878 - The Kensington National Bank building designed by Frank Furness is a beautiful and ornate stone structure and one of the last remaining Furness bank buildings left standing in Philadelphia.

This project incorporates our LT Studio Unit which challenges the traditional proportions of a typical residential plan - rotating the unit plan allows for more windows and light into the space and it has 15 percent more usable floor area. Using a Flemish bond brick pattern, we push out every other brick along the ground level entrance - allowing for a modern approach to the ornate detailing of our neighbor. A subtle gesture to the ornament of the Furness facade.

Check out the short video highlighting this project:

https://youtu.be/xvvfRaXMJwA

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