COAL is an Architecture & Interior Design Studio based in Cornwall



The founding principle behind COAL is to stand as the antithesis to the sooty black rock. We spark ideas and fuel creative, sustainable buildings, which enhance the landscape in which they lie.

A connection to the Cornish coast and countryside is at the core of what we do. Building relationships and staying connected to the landscape, talented local crafts-people, and our clients is as important as the unique homes we design and build.


Our Projects

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It all started for the Reilly's when...

They took on the project of designing Joe's parents holiday cottage in St Agnes. They lived and worked 'Up Country', so Emily and Joe drew up the design and were on site to see the project through from start to finish.  

The experience only fuelled their love of Cornwall.

After a 10 year stint in London - Joe working at architecture practice Alma-nac and Emily working at the V&A whilst studying Interior Design at Central Saint Martins - they seized their window of opportunity and in the summer set sail to St Agnes and COAL was born.


Contact Us

We understand that every project is completely unique so please get in touch
to discuss your requirements.


07854 011869