It is our true belief that every property has the potential to be extraordinary.
We pride ourselves on listening to your individual needs and articulating new perspectives, translating your unique vision into the bespoke home and lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. We’re there from concept to completion, creating a sustainable and thriving future home for you and generations to come.
Our Passivhaus accreditation puts sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Creating living environments that are affordable, energy efficient and comfortable. Where you can use your whole house, all year round.
Whether you pursue full certification or not, Passivhaus principles are not just about reducing your energy bills. They address the wider benefits of environment, health, comfort and durability, resulting in homes that are better to live in.
To us, you are unique. We listen to what you want, creating the home and lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of, through aspirational design bespoke to you & your property.
Creating dream homes that exceed expectations
Absolute Architecture will be there at every stage of the design, planning and building process and are committed to transforming your dream home into a tangible reality.
Sustainable architecture that goes beyond the ordinary
Period building restoration
We stripped back recent changes to restore the handsome character of this Georgian property before adding a two storey, seamless extension to marry the period features with modern day living.
Renovation and extension
Inkpen, West Berkshire
We added charm and authentic detail to the exterior, opened up the interior and added a new roof with loft accommodation to create three floors of fabulous modern living space.
Meet the Team
When Kate Cooper founded Absolute Architecture in 2008 she brought together her passion for eco-sustainability and her talent for blending modern living with period architecture. She now leads a team of architects, interior designers, technicians and project managers in the studio and together they work with the best local builders and craftsmen to create the home you’ve always dreamed of.
“We contacted Absolute Architecture as we were undecided as to whether to totally reconfigure our existing home or demolish it and start afresh. From our initial meeting Kate was knowledgeable and practical in her approach to our dilemma and we took the decision to new build. It was extremely important to us that the new build, whilst meeting our accommodation needs should also be in keeping with its environment and our budget. Kate offered several different design options and we opted for a linear building which we felt suited the site. The building construction and materials suggested by Kate has ensured the building has blended well into its environment and offers us a comfortable, practical, energy efficient home which we continue to be delighted with and we would not hesitate in recommending the services of Absolute Architecture.”
“Absolute Architecture was a joy to work with. Kate Cooper and her team worked with a tiny, decrepit home, large garden and stables from 1908 and turned the property into a show piece. They were sympathetic to the original design and area while making the home user friendly and comfortable for contemporary residents. They were knowledgeable about the many local laws and guidelines and used the best local craftsmen for the renovation and addition, all in a timely, warm manner. We are so proud of our lovely home; the result is truly beautiful.”
Tutts Clump in Bradford, Berkshire
“We interviewed four RIBA architects. Kate was the only one who brought along a builder that she works with regularly and … it meant we had another professional to question about costs and time scale etc. Kate also arranged for us to see some of her other work in progress so we could see how the process would unfold – viewing the dust and mess prepared us for what would become our everyday life for several months. Kate’s ideas matched our ideas of what we wanted our home to become and she allowed for several changes along the way – and seemed pretty unflappable at our requests – and there were quite a few!”
Tutts Clump in Bradford, Berkshire
Let’s get you home
Driven by our cultivation of local knowledge and commitment to sustainability Absolute Architecture is passionate and thoughtful about every detail that goes into your home. From our Passivhaus informed design process to the planning and permission involved. From the interiors to the actual construction, we listen to understand your unique needs and provide a service that is completely tailored to you.
Providing tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered and Passivhaus accredited practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.