• 02 June 2017

    Residential Development at Winchester Place, Highgate

    Construction of two new semi-detached houses is progressing well on site. The basement and ground floor spaces have been formed. Lightwells to the front and rear of the house will provide access to the gardens. The steel at first floor is being installed which will allow the upper floor spaces and the double height void over the dining area to now take shape.

  • 27 May 2017

    Planning Approved; West Temple Sheen, Richmond

    Planning approval has recently been granted for the remodelling and extension of this family home in West Temple Sheen. The proposals retain the character and important features of the existing house but enhance the home greatly with sensitively planned extensions to the rear and the side. The internal spaces introduced are to a high quality with generous levels of internal lighting and spacious rooms, including a large open plan kitchen-dining-living area facing the garden.

  • 20 April 2017

    Mixed-use development; Melody Lane, Islington

    This major development scheme is currently under consultation with Islington Council. The proposals entail the demolition of the existing storage building and ad hoc extensions, and its replacement with a new self storage building of comparable area and seven new residential townhouses. The proposals have been carefully considered to respond to the surrounding context, with the residential units arranged in a linear row, continuing the established mews pattern in surrounding Melody Lane.

  • 28 February 2017

    Planning Approved; Residential Development at Lordship Lane, Wood Green

    This scheme for two residential apartments on a corner site on Lordship Lane, Wood Green has now received planning approval. We will now progress to the preparation of planning conditions and construction information. The scheme will be very interesting to develop further, as it involves an innovative design incorporating split-level layouts to maximise the quality of the spaces in the units on a small site.

     

  • 16 February 2017

    Planning Approved; High Road, Tottenham

    Planning approval and listed building consent has recently been achieved on this interesting site on the busy High Road in Tottenham. The project entails the sensitive restoration and conversion of the existing listed building on site to provide two residential apartments, and the erection of a new three storey building to the rear of the site to provide a further six apartments. The existing building on site is Grade II Listed and forms part of an urban block of a predominantly Georgian terrace to the South. The design of the new building has been carefully considered to be subordinate and set back from the listed building and with simple orthogonal geometry, proportions and rhythms to complement the immediate context.

  • 14 January 2017

    Planning Application Submitted : Residential Development at Lordship Lane, Wood Green

    We have recently submitted a planning application for two high quality residential units on this interesting corner site on Lordship Lane. The proposed scheme respects the surrounding context, introducing a relatively low-height subtle intervention to the corner site. The scheme will be detailed to a high level of quality with a palette of materials including facing engineering brick, charred larch cladding and evergreen yew hedging along the boundary.

    A split-level design introduces an interesting plan layout, allowing viewpoints and natural light across the plan, and creating a feeling of spaciousness to the units.

     

  • 16 December 2016

    Planning Approved : Residential Development at Camden Mews, Camden

    This planning application for the introduction of two new houses on Camden Mews, was approved before the Camden Planning Committee on the 15th December 2016. The planning report concluded that the ‘proposed design is a creative and high quality approach which reflects the traditional form of the mews but introduces a contemporary design approach.’

     

  • 01 December 2016

    High Street Church : Opening Service

    The new church at Stoke Newington High Street officially opened its doors on November 27th – marking 200 years to the day after the opening of the first Methodist Church in Stoke Newington. The service was a joyous occasion filled with music and blessings for the new church and the Methodist community in Stoke Newington. To mark the opening and the double centenary, the Church organised an exhibition with the contribution of local historians and artists, that tells the story of Stoke Newington’s Methodist history, architecture, art and community.

  • 15 November 2016

    Residential Development at Winchester Place, Highgate

    Construction has now commenced on this site. The scheme comprises two new semi-detached family homes in Highgate. Contiguous piles are being installed around the perimeter of the building and the new basement spaces will form over the coming weeks.

  • 20 October 2016

    Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 : Texture Museum

    Visit to the Texture Museum in Kortrjik. TEXTURE tells the story of the flax and linen industry, and the importance of this craftsmanship and entrepreneurship to the history and growth of this area in Belgium. For the Biennale event, the museum also showcased ‘WO16 – We are the next generation’; an exhibition of the best student projects from the Flemish design courses. The exhibition comprised a wide range of projects by students of courses ranging from industrial product and furniture design to fashion design, architecture and also gaming, web and graphic design.

  • 20 October 2016

    Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 : Villa Cavrois

    Villa Cavrois, was designed by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a prominent figure of the modernist school. It was built between 1929 and 1932, for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist, and his family. The Villa fell in to disrepair towards the later half of the 20th century but was then listed as a historical monument in 1990, and following it’s acquisition by the State in 2001, a huge restoration project began. The restoration was completed in 2015.  The modernist villa was organised around the large entry hall, with an east wing allocated to the parents, and the west wing forming the domain of the children and staff. The choice of materials and furniture symbolised the hierarchy of space. The gardens include a water mirror which extends the lines of the villa and magnifies the building.

  • 20 October 2016

    Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 : Kortrjik, Belgium

    Office trip to the Biennale INTERIOR in Kortrjik. The Biennale Interieur is a large design event which offers an interesting and dynamic mix of commerce and culture and first start in 1968. Approximately 200 selected contemporary design brands are exhibited throughout the exhibition halls, together with installations from young design talent, the Interior Awards winners and the Belgian Designer of the Year. The trip was thoroughly enjoyable and included exploring local Belgian architecture and cuisine, a trip to a modernist masterpiece and a lecture by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

  • 30 July 2016

    Vatican Staircase : Rome

    JCA summer holidays. Spiral double helix staircase at the Vatican Museum in Rome. Commonly know as the Bramante staircase, designed by Guiseppe Momo in 1932 and inspired by the original Bramante Staircase.

     

  • 15 July 2016

    Planning Application Submitted: Residential Development at Camden Mews, Camden

    We have recently submitted a planning application for two high quality family sized homes on this interesting street in the Camden Square Conservation Area. The proposed houses are carefully designed to relate to the predominate urban grain, and the ingenuity and variety of the buildings to the Mews. The form and articulation of the houses responds to the character of the Mews, introducing a complementary palette of materials with detailed brickwork elevations, deep window reveals and the upper floor set-back in copper.
  • 06 June 2016

    To The Power of Three : Rushton Triangular Lodge

    Visit to this remarkable 16th century folly designed by Sir Thomas Tresham as a protestation of his faith.

    His belief in the Holy Trinity is expressed throughout the building by the number three; three floors, three elevations, each 33 feet in length with three trefoil windows and three triangular gables above.
    In contrast to the exterior the hexagonal and triangular interior spaces are modest and serene.
  • 28 May 2016

    High Street Church : Foundation Stone Ceremony

    A ceremony was held on the 28th May to lay the foundation stone at the new Methodist Church on Stoke Newington High Street, as it nears completion on site. The ceremony was attended by the church community with the youngest member of the church unveiling the foundation stone. The stone has been laid in the entrance foyer space and is inscribed with an excerpt from scripture that is important to the ethos of the church.

  • 26 May 2016

    Chelsea Flower Show : Garden by Andy Sturgeon Design

    Julian visited the Chelsea Flower Show under invitation by Andy Sturgeon. Andy has worked with the practice previously on projects such as the Pump House, Corner House and Green Farm. This year the impressive Telegraph Garden by Andy Sturgeon won the Best Show Garden award. The garden was designed as a reflection on the planet’s geological history. Congratulations to all involved.

     

  • 12 May 2016

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    The Methodist Church and Nursery is nearing completion on site. The portland stone bay to the front elevation has a feature window to the nursery on the top floor. Stained glass will be introduced to the window, to a design developed by a local artist through consultation with the Church.

  • 10 May 2016

    Vacancies at Julian Cowie Architects

    Julian Cowie Architects are looking for Part I and Part II architectural assistants to join our team, working on a variety of interesting projects. We create distinctive and awarded winning architecture with current schemes including residential, commercial, conservation and community buildings within the London area. You will become a key member of our established team and gain a broad range of experience. You should be highly motivated with excellent design and communication skills.

    UK office experience and knowledge of Vectorworks is strongly preferred.

    Please apply by email only by sending a concise CV and selected examples of your work to

    [email protected]

  • 28 April 2016

    Priory Park; Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    The new houses are set back from the dramatic south gable wall to the abbey building, which is being carefully restored. The palette of materials and the detailing of the houses is designed to compliment the listed abbey building and the overall setting. The landscaping and external works will be completed over the coming months and will enhance the already picturesque gardens of the site.

  • 12 April 2016

    Cambrian Road, Richmond

    The internal spaces are taking shape at Cambrian Road. A feature staircase will extend through the full height of the house.

  • 20 March 2016

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    The design for the feature stained glass window is being developed. Templates for the window were reviewed on site by the Minister of the Church with the project team. The stained glass window is being carefully crafted by a local artist, Kelvin Bennis of the Stained Glass Works.

  • 14 March 2016

    Planning Application Approved : Residential Development at Winchester Place, Highgate

    This project has now received planning approval and comprises two new semi-detached family homes in Highgate. The high quality palette of materials and the form of the houses have been carefully designed to complement the existing houses on Winchester Place. We are now progressing with planning conditions information, detailed design and construction information.

     

     

  • 01 March 2016

    Priory Park; Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    Removal of a 1950s extension revealed a significant amount of the original fabric to the Southern gable wall, which was formerly concealed. This feature gable facade is now being carefully restored with materials and features to match the existing building.

  • 01 February 2016

    Cambrian Road, Richmond

    The refurbishment and extension project at Cambrian Road is making significant progress on site. The rear elevation is being carefully built using reclaimed brickwork and brick detailing to match the existing original house and neighbouring properties.

  • 30 January 2016

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    The former Wesleyan Hall which dates to the late Victorian period has been carefully restored and repaired on Leswin Road, and has been converted to accommodate some of the residential units within the scheme. The elevation to Leswin Road comprises a double bay dormer elevation with feature triangular pediments.

  • 04 January 2016

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    Work is progressing well on site. The projecting bay addressing the High Street will be clad in portland stone and feature a metal cross and stained glass window. The Church is set back from the High Street and the entrance foyer opens out onto an external landscaped gathering area. The double-height entrance foyer entered under the projecting stone bay, provides a welcoming and open public frontage for the Methodist Church.

  • 14 December 2015

    Cambrian Road, Richmond

    The basement space is being formed at Cambrian Road. The space will extend out from the main house under the garden and provide a large gym space and family room. These rooms at the lower level will have generous floor to ceiling heights and will receive daylight from glazed panels above at garden level.

  • 18 November 2015

    Priory Park; Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    Work is progressing well on site. The mezzanine floor to this large unit within the listed abbey building is open to the barrel vaulted roof above and is set back to allow views of the south gable wall which is to be restored.

  • 28 October 2015

    Visit to the Pump House, Enfield

    The office visited the Pump House project in Enfield today, which is close to completion on site. The project involves the conversion of the historic Victorian Pump House into nine new luxury apartments with one unit contained within the workshop building. The design includes the refurbishment and restoration of the existing building and new landscaping proposals for the large grounds.

  • 20 October 2015

    Cambrian Road, Richmond

    Works on this exciting family refurbishment and extension project are progressing well on site. This image shows the second floor level and the upgrading of the roof space. The new extension to the side is designed with a pitched roof which will be set back from the front elevation and will allow additional floor space at the second floor level.

  • 04 October 2015

    Planning Application Submitted : Residential Development at Winchester Place, Highgate

    We have recently submitted a planning application for two semi-detatched family homes in Highgate. The proposal seeks to create a coherent and legible form that provides an end to the street and enhances the overall setting within the Highgate Conservation Area. The materials and form complement the existing houses on Winchester Place, through the use of red bricks, the continuation of the semi-detached form and the use of projecting stone bays.

  • 17 September 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    This scheme includes thirteen residential units in a mix of sizes. Some units are within the former Wesleyan Hall facing Leswin Road, which dates to the late Victorian period. The existing building is being carefully restored, repaired and upgraded to adapt to residential use. Externally, the Leswin Road elevation consists of a double bay dormer elevation, with triangular pediments. The building is being carefully upgraded with a new natural slate pitched roof to match existing.

  • 30 August 2015

    Green Farm : Leicestershire

    Green Farm, a Grade II Listed farmhouse in Leicestershire which was completed last summer, features in September’s edition of ‘Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine’. The article is titled ‘The Art of Designing Barn Conversions’ and highlights that Green Farm is successful in how it maximises the potential of the existing structure.

  • 21 August 2015

    New Mixed-use Project : Hackney Road

    The practice is working on an exciting new project on Hackney Road. The proposals entail a mixed use scheme containing retail units, studios / small business units and new apartments. A planning application is to be submitted in the near future. More images to follow soon!

  • 04 August 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    The steelwork forming the church, community and nursery spaces is taking shape on site. Both the church space and the adjacent entrance foyer area at ground floor will be generous double height spaces. The hall and nursery spaces at the higher levels will open on to roof terraces and playspaces.

  • 01 July 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    Work is progressing well on site. The church will be a feature space with generous ceiling heights and a feature wall behind the altar. The finishes and character of the space are being developed in consultation with the church congregation. The adjacent sketch shows the aspirations for the space.

  • 30 June 2015

    Priory Park; Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    The five new houses are being set out on within the grounds of the site. The houses are designed to compliment the listed abbey building, with brick detailing in English bond, stone detailing to the windows and projecting brick chimneys. Each house will benefit from generous room sizes, large amounts of natural light and views towards the surrounding landscaped gardens.

  • 17 June 2015

    Planning Approved : Cambrian Road, Richmond

    This project received planning approval this week, and involves the remodelling of a large family house. The house is located in the Conservation Area in Richmond and overlooks Richmond Park. The scheme includes a large basement addition, side and rear extensions and the remodelling of the existing interior. The sketch image shows the arrangement of spaces in the remodelled house. The basement addition under the garden will receive light from glazed panels above. Work will commence on site in the coming weeks.

  • 30 April 2015

    Priory Park; Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    Works are progressing well on site with the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Abbey building and the five new houses set within the grounds. Removal of a 1950s extension has revealed a significant amount of  the original fabric to the Southern gable wall, which was formerly concealed. The facade is to be carefully restored over the initial phase of the contract.

  • 07 April 2015

    New mixed-use development : Shoreditch

    This is an early development model for a new mixed use retail, B1 and residential project in Shoreditch, London.

  • 13 March 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    The original stained glass window from the former Church at High Street is to be restored and displayed in the foyer at the new Church.

  • 07 March 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Stoke Newington High Street, London

    Following completion of the new church at Green Lanes, construction has commenced on the sister project at Stoke Newington High Street. The demolition and substructure has been completed with the contract due for completion in spring 2016.

  • 06 March 2015

    Feasibility Study : Pump House

    The practice is currently preparing an initial feasibility study for the refurbishment and conversion of the Grade II Listed Pump House at Cropston.

  • 09 February 2015

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Green Lanes, Stoke Newington

    Construction of the Church, community hall, nursery and apartments has now been completed. The congregation are settling into their new Church and celebrated their new home with a weekend of festivities and services.

  • 29 January 2015

    Conservation Accreditation

    A significant portion of our workload involves the restoration and re-use of historic buildings. Warren has now gained RIBA accreditation as a Conservation Registrant.

  • 10 December 2014

    Office Trip : Green Farm and Hardwick Hall

    The studio recently visited Green Farm to see the completed house in use and also Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan house built in the late 16th century and designed by Robert Smythson.

  • 17 November 2014

    Sculpture at Green Lanes

    We recently visited the studio of Gary March, where the newly commissioned sculpture “The Tree of Life” for the church at Green Lanes is nearing completion.

  • 30 October 2014

    ‘The Art of the Brick’ Exhibition

    The office recently explored ‘The Art of the Brick’ exhibition at the old Truman Brewery. The exhibition by Nathan Sawaya, was created with millions of LEGO building blocks and the works of art exhibited ranged from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork.

  • 10 October 2014

    Office News : Conservation Training

    Warren has recently attended “The Repair of Old Buildings” course organised by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Monuments) with a view to becoming an accredited Conservation Architect. The course involves an intensive programme of lectures relating to Conservation philosophy and legislation, the environmental performance of traditional buildings together with typical materials, structures and their practical repair. Site visits included a rooftop view of the repair works to the beautiful brick Tudor chimneys of Hampton Court Palace. Link to website –  http://www.spab.org.uk/builders-professionals/repair-course/

  • 30 July 2014

    Harrow Hub: Planning Approval

    Planning approval has been granted before the Planning Committee for this project which comprises the external remodelling and refurbishment of a former office building at Harrow-on-the-Hill. The scheme comprises 84 new apartments, included the addition of 9 new apartments to replace the former plant room at roof level, a gym for residents and a more animated ground floor frontage with retail use appropriate to the prominent city centre location. The building is upgraded with a rainscreen cladding system to brighten and enhance the overall facade.

     

  • 26 July 2014

    Green Lanes : Foundation Stone Ceremony

    A ceremony was held on the 26th July to lay the foundation stone at the new church in Green Lanes as it nears completion on site. The ceremony was attended by the church community and the foundation stone was laid at the entrance to the church inscribed with an excerpt from scripture that represents the ethos of the church.

  • 20 June 2014

    Office News : Invest in Nottingham Cycle

    Julian took part in Invest in Nottingham’s ‘Tour de Nottingham’ Cycle on the 20th June. The event is aimed at property professionals to give them an opportunity to enjoy Nottingham’s cycling heritage, beautiful countryside and to see first hand the investment and development opportunities as Nottingham moves forward with its regeneration schemes.

  • 18 June 2014

    Green Farm : Project Completion

    Finally the building and landscape at Green Farm, a Grade II listed farmhouse in Leicestershire are complete.

  • 06 June 2014

    April Cottage: Planning Approval

    April Cottage received planning approval in June 2014. The project is located in Osmotherley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and comprised the remodelling and extension of the cottage. The sensitive design introduces a more efficient layout for the occupants enhancing the home visually whilst respecting and integrating with the original form of the building and the Conservation Area as a whole.

  • 30 May 2014

    St John Street: Planning Approval

    This reconfiguration of a ground floor apartment in a Conservation Area involved upgrading the fabric with new windows and redesigning the interior spaces to maximise the living spaces and access to daylight. It successfully received planning approval in May 2014.

  • 28 May 2014

    Harrow Hub: Planning Application Submitted

    A planning application has been submitted for the external remodelling and refurbishment of an existing eight storey former office building at Harrow-on-the-Hill. The building was formerly offices but was granted change of use to residential use. This application includes the addition of 9 new apartments to replace the former plant room and upgrading the building with a rainscreen cladding system.

  • 28 February 2014

    Office News

    Leonie received her Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture with Distinction from the University of Westminster. She will now join the Architects Registration Board and her role in the practice will advance to Project Architect.

  • 06 February 2014

    Planning Approved : Refurbishment and Conversion of Edgware Abbey

    Planning permission was granted before the Barnet Planning Sub-Committee. The proposal will ensure a viable, long term use for the Abbey building through its sensitive refurbishment and conversion to residential use. The scheme involves the restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Abbey building, together with the introduction of a new residential terrace within the footprint of a former 1930’s extension to the south of the Abbey.

  • 10 January 2014

    New Church, Nursery and Residential Scheme at Green Lanes, Stoke Newington

    Construction has progressed significantly on site in recent weeks. The concrete frame is now nearing completion.

  • 04 December 2013

    Planning Approved : St Margarets Road

    Planning permission has been granted for this project which involves the alterations and refurbishment of a large house in the St. Margaret’s Conservation Area. Previously, the property was sub-divided into three apartments. The design unites these formerly divided spaces to cohesively function as a family home again. The proposal maximises the potential of the property and site by opening up the basement floor level, maximising daylight and creating a dramatic double-height dining space.

  • 23 August 2013

    Planning Approved : Teesdale Close, Hackney

    Planning permission has been granted for a 4 bedroom townhouse in Hackney on the site of a service yard to a former pub. The project lies within the Hackney Road Conservation Area and is sensitively designed to compliment and enhance the surrounding context. The compact design allows for amenity space contained at balcony level and a generous living space at the top floor.

  • 01 July 2013

    New Church, Nursery and Residential scheme at Green Lanes, Stoke Newington.

    Demolition has now been completed and the piling started on site this week. Completion is due in eighteen months time. The existing church and nursery have been temporarily relocated to the site at High Street, Stoke Newington for the duration of the contract.

  • 25 June 2013

    Underground swimming pool

    The design for a new underground swimming pool and games area set within a private landscaped garden in Highgate, London have been submitted for Planning approval.  The scheme includes a dramatic toplight, double height swimming pool and gallery with a new glazed pavilion connecting directly into the existing house.

  • 12 June 2013

    Visit to the Serpentine Pavilion

    An inspirational visit to Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Pavilion.                                          .                                         .

  • 20 May 2013

    Housing Design Awards 2013

    The new church and residential development at Green Lanes, London has been shortlisted for The Housing Design Awards 2013.

    The winners are due to be announced on the 4th of July.  Details of the shortlisted entries can be found at; http://www.hdawards.org/shortlisted_schemes/project2.php

  • 04 April 2013

    Green Farm

    Construction at Green Farm, a Grade II listed farmhouse have started on site with works due for completion in October.  The works include the refurbishment of the existing barn and cowsheds to create additional living space and a landscaping scheme by Andy Sturgeon garden design.

  • 30 January 2013

    Refurbishment & Conversion of Edgeware Abbey: Planning Application Submitted

    The proposed development involves the restoration and refurbishment of part of the existing Grade II listed 1870’s Abbey to create a small number of residential apartments. The scheme includes the removal of the 1930’s extension to the south of the Abbey and it’s replacement with a carefully designed residential terrace that sits within the footprint of the former building. The new development retains the existing mature trees and landscaped grounds. The proposal aims to establish a long term viable use for the Abbey through its refurbishment and sensitive conversion to residential use.

  • 05 December 2012

    Planning Approved – New church, community hall, nursery and residential development at High Street, Stoke Newington, London

    Planning permission has been granted for two mixed-use church schemes at Green Lanes and High Street, Stoke Newington, London following an extensive public consultation.

    The scheme at High Street will consist of a new Methodist church, day nursery, charity offices and community facilities which will occupy the West of the site addressing the High Street.  To the East of the site the existing Weslyan Hall will be refurbished and extended to create 13 new apartments.  Construction is due to commence in 2014.

  • 05 December 2012

    Planning Approved – New church, community hall, nursery and residential development at Green Lanes, London

    Planning permission has been granted for two mixed-use church schemes at Green Lanes and High Street, Stoke Newington, London following an extensive public consultation.

    The scheme at Green Lanes will consist of a new Methodist church, day nursery and community facilities which will occupy the lower floors of the building and new landscaped grounds. On the upper floors there will be 30 new apartments. Detail design and construction information is currently being prepared with construction to commence in May 2013.

  • 20 November 2012

    Time Out Magazine: London’s Top 10 Toilets

    “Some toilets win prizes and have a social conscience. Julian Cowie Architect’s design includes a ‘green’ roof, waterless urinals and photosensitive light timers – which, for a bus drivers’ rest stop, is fairly space age.”

    To honour World Toilet Day, Julian Cowie Architects design for the Bus Driver Hub at Dagenham Dock for TFL was included in a list of London’s Top 10 Toilets!

  • 27 June 2012

    77 Hackney Road, London

    Following a successful planning approval, Julian Cowie architects have been appointed to prepare construction information for 77 Hackney Road, London.  The site lays within the Hackney Road Conservation area and the proposals include the refurbishment of an existing listed Georgian building together with the reinstatement of the original shopfront at ground floor. This will be complemented by the clever, yet sensitive insertion of a contemporary residential structure at the rear. Site works are due to commence in late August 2012.

  • 21 June 2012

    New Director

    Julian Cowie Architects is pleased to announce that Warren Williams has been appointed as director.

     

  • 16 May 2012

    New Courtyard Houses, Crouch End – completed on site

    This scheme for two unusual single storey houses designed around private courtyards was recently completed on site. The site was previously occupied by number of derelict garages and is dominated by large mature trees along each of its boundaries. The new houses are carefully positioned and orientated to conserve the trees and create a sense of calm and privacy for the occupants.

  • 12 March 2012

    Green Farm: Planning Approved

    Planning Permission has been granted for the refurbishment and remodelling of this Grade 2 listed Georgian farm house and ancillary buildings to create a new family home. The proposals include the redesign of the external spaces to create an improved landscaped garden and setting for the farm house. Detail design and construction information is to be prepared with construction due to start on site later in 2012.

  • 03 March 2012

    Winston House – Planning Approved

    A large mixed use urban regeneration scheme involving the refurbishment and conversion of a group of existing buildings with the addition of a new 120 bedroom hotel at roof level and 27 new apartments.

    The project will now progress to detail design and phased construction.

     

  • 01 March 2012

    Passive House Designer

    Julian Cowie, the practice Director, has been approved as a certified Passive House Designer by the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt. This qualification provides the office with all of the skills necessary to successfully design and deliver buildings to the Passivhaus standard. For more information go to http://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/ or  http://www.bre.co.uk/.

     

  • 09 January 2012

    Sussex Way, Islington – Scheme completed on site

    The new build scheme for twenty apartments has recently been completed on site. The site was previously occupied by a disused car repair garage with the new scheme carefully inserted to reinforce the existing terrace line to the street and create a new landscaped courtyard to the rear. Each apartment is fitted with an exhaust air heat pump unit to reduce energy consumption.

  • 15 December 2011

    The Pumphouse, Enfield, Planning Approved

    Planning Permission has been granted for the refurbishment and conversion of this historic building to create nine new luxury apartments. Detail design and construction information is to be prepared with construction due to start on site later in 2012.

  • 21 November 2011

    BRE Passivhaus Competition

    Julian Cowie Architects have submitted proposals for two semi-detached Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 dwellings as part of a BRE competition. The winning scheme will be built at the BRE innovation Parks in Watford and Scotland. The studio used the design process as an opportunity to research the Passivhaus methodology and how it could be used to provide an affordable method of delivering very low energy private and social housing.

  • 10 November 2011

    Mixed Use Church Scheme

    Julian Cowie Architects have been appointed to prepare designs for two existing Church sites in London. The proposals will comprise new church and community facilities combined with a mix of residential apartments. These projects will continue the work of the studio where mixed use development is used as a sustainable way of regenerating existing urban sites both socially and economically.

  • 05 December 2010

    Two New Church Schemes: Planning Approved – High Street, Stoke Newington, London

    Planning permission has been granted for two mixed-use church schemes at Green Lanes and High Street, Stoke Newington, London following an extensive public consultation.

    The schemes will consist of new Methodist churches, nursery and community facilities and a mix of residential apartments on each site. The Green Lanes site will be developed first. Detail design, material and construction information is currently being prepared with construction due to commence on site in May 2013.