Cooke Fawcett | Albert Road, Highbury
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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Albert Road, Highbury


Direct commission for a ground floor extension, loft extension and internal refurbishment of a house in Highbury, Islington.


The clients’ priority was to form a strong connection to their lush, plant-filled rear garden, so we focussed on ways to form a generous opening that could continue through to the existing reception rooms.


A reduced material palette of brick, concrete floors, polished plaster walls and timber roof structure focusses attention on the large, well-lit new kitchen and dining space.


During the planning process, Islington planners required a lower boundary height so we developed a different stepped approach to the rear elevation.

Project Source

Direct Commission


Design and Planning 2019; Construction 2020-21