Cooke Fawcett | New North Road, London
Cooke Fawcett Architects was set up in 2015, combining the significant experience of its two directors Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett whilst working at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog & de Meuron Architects on major UK and international projects.
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New North Road, London

 

Direct commission for a new extension and full refurbishment of a two-floor flat in a sensitive location in a conservation area in Islington, surrounded by listed Georgian buildings. The new Corten-clad extension replaces a garage unit, and for the first time gives the flat its own address and front door via the new fa├žade.

 

The new extension also increases the internal accommodation, making the flat into a generous two-bedroom flat intended for sale to young professionals. The entrance lobby, new bedroom suite and kitchen all face onto the new larch-lined courtyard, accessed via sliding doors. Vertical planting on the south-facing wall of the protected courtyard provides an attractive, peaceful oasis in this busy urban location.

 

A strategy of calm internal refurbishment and re-servicing retains the period character of the original building, whilst providing a clean and contemporary setting for new occupants to make their own. Painted original floorboards reflect light from large windows giving the main spaces a bright character, with varied views to courtyard garden and street.

 

Project Source

Private Commission

Date

2014-2015