fishpool houses, Hertfordshire

  • multiple units

The Fishpool Houses are a pair of contemporary new build houses in the St Albans city centre, within the conservation area and close to the cathedral. The simple contemporary type forms posses an acute vertical emphasis, which acts as a polite nod to the neighbouring terraced properties. The dwellings will be positioned comfortably set back from the road frontage, allowing the dense foliage of the site to screen them. Ample glazing has been use effectively throughout both buildings, emphasising the surrounding views and enhancing the amount of natural sunlight coming in to the buildings. The materials chosen for the dwellings will create buildings that consist of contemporary design and detailing using high quality materials that harmonise and reflect the nature of the site, these include elegant bricks with recessed mortar joints and sedum roofs with aluminium framed window units.