Eco house new build

Posted: June 11th, 2018

We’ve just finalised the concept for a contemporary eco house in Ashford, Kent! The brief was to design an eco-friendly, contemporary, three/ four bedroom house, in a Conservation Area, close to several Grade II listed…

Lime Works Build

Posted: June 11th, 2018

Works are nearing completion on this 4 bed contemporary house in Brabourne.

Lime Works

Posted: August 18th, 2017

We’ve just finalised the concept for a new private dwelling in a retreated area of the Kent countryside. Designed on the footprint of two previous outbuildings, the proposal is divided into two main volumes joined…

Homestead Farm Build

Posted: August 18th, 2017

Photos from the completed Homestead Farm in Hougham, Dover.

Residential Facelift in Wye

Posted: August 18th, 2017

Phase one of our residential single storey extension in Wye has been completed! The extension is to provide the young family with a new enhanced main entrance which incorporates smart storage features and, at a…

Cold Blow Build

Posted: June 9th, 2017

More pictures from our extension of the farmhouse in the Kent Downs. Building work is near completion and finishes are going in.

Cold Blow Build

Posted: March 10th, 2017

Works are well underway at one of our main build sites: an extension of a farmhouse located in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our holistic approach allowed us to re-design key areas…

The Pond House

Posted: November 9th, 2016

Planning permission was granted for The Pond House in Pluckley, Ashford, Kent. The site benefits from two key interest points: the Orchard to the East and, most importantly, the Pond to the West which becomes…

The pool house

Posted: October 7th, 2016

We’ve just finalised the concept for the refurbishment of an existing private pool complex! Set in a retreated area of the picturesque countryside of Surrey. Our proposal encloses the external pool with an eco-friendly structure…

Homestead Farm

Posted: September 28th, 2016

Planning permission was granted for the Homestead Farm, Hougham, Dover. The clients’ main intention was to develop their farming business to sell their organic, pasture-fed beef direct to the public, via the Internet. For this,…

Recent Photo Shoots

Posted: August 4th, 2015

We have just completed two new photo shoots on the renovation of this Stone Cottage and this contemporary living space in Tenterden


Posted: February 14th, 2012

Matthew Kettle/Ecospace launches Autospace "Some cars create a new benchmark in design. We believe their setting should too." As architects, we appreciate great design in all its forms. That’s why we created AutoSpace™ – a…

1000 designs for the garden

Posted: October 14th, 2011

Matthew Kettle/Ecospace was published in the 1000 designs for the garden. The article published ideas for the garden shelter. The cube and studio 03 were featured.

Low Price Houses

Posted: October 14th, 2010

Publication: Low Price Houses September 2010 This building acts as a sanctuary, away from the main house, allowing the client to work from home in isolation without domestic distractions. Similarly, the relaxing space and guest…

London Architecture Competition

Posted: October 14th, 2009

"New London Architecture launched a competition this autumn, in association with The Building Centre, Time Out, Royal Institute of British Architects London and Elle Decoration, to find London's best and most innovative home extensions." "This…

Chelsea Flower Show 2007

Posted: October 14th, 2007

Matthew Kettle/Ecospace exhibited at the Chelsea flower show. Our design merged the indoor and out space. Our design demonstrated that you do not need a large London garden to enjoy the alfresco working/living. As part…

Grand Designs 2006

Posted: October 13th, 2006

Matthew Kettle/Ecospace Revisit to Grand Designs 2006 Matthew likes a challenge! This time Matthew designed a lifting system for two ecospace prefab units. The design had to be universal and allow minimal onsite construction, due…

Matthew Kettle – Eco-cube

Posted: October 13th, 2006

Matthew Kettle/developed the Eco-cube, inspired by the need to create a lightweight modular self-assembled outside space for that alfresco living. The concept is to form natural architecture, whether to frame a view in the garden,…

Publication: Building Design

Posted: November 18th, 2005

Publication: Building Design, issue 1669 18th November 2005 "The studios are a response to a homeowners' demand for additional living or work space without the inconvenience of building a traditional house extension." The challenge: To…

Grand Designs Live

Posted: October 13th, 2005

With the lunch of Grand designs live, Matthew Kettle/Ecospace made its first appearance at their first excel show. Ecospace created a modular kit to transport to the exhibition and erected it in 2days. The success…

Matthew Kettle – Ecospace

Posted: September 2nd, 2002

Matthew Kettle/Ecospace concept was launched, sketch designs became reality. The need at home for additional living space and work space drove the need to create the studio space. Matthew Kettle used his hands on approach…

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