We recently received Planning Approval for our design of a two-storey contemporary extension and annexe in Sissinghurst. The proposal includes a double garage and a self-contained annexe linked to the main house. The open-plan kitchen/ dining/ lounge area at the back of the original house will benefit from lush garden views, and will allow for
Our design of a single storey contemporary pool house and annexe in Wye received Planning Approval last week. Very excited to start detailing and construction! The proposal includes a garage/ hobby space and a self-contained annexe which is linked to the main house via a planted atrium which will better articulate the spaces. The lounge
Our Alpaca Barn design for Abbie’s Army Charity got Planning recently. The Charity will organise ‘Open Days’, when charity donors and people that have adopted Alpacas will be invited along to see and feed their fleecy friends. Location: Brabourne, Kent Architecture: Contemporary agricultural barn
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 buildings. Location: Ashford, Kent Architecture: Contemporary single storey new build dwelling
Works are nearing completion on this 4 bed contemporary house in Brabourne.
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 by a glazed link. Strategically placed openings allow for natural light into the bedrooms at key moments of the day,
Photos from the completed Homestead Farm in Hougham, Dover.
More pictures from our extension of the farmhouse in the Kent Downs. Building work is near completion and finishes are going in.
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 and improve the overall appearance of the house in accordance with its rural setting within the Kent countryside. The property,
Planning permission was granted for a new five bedroom family home in 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 main feature of the layout. Since the beginning of the design process it was clear that the presence
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 which blends in with the surroundings, capturing the natural environment and lifting the inside-outside barrier by establishing a panoramic view
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, they needed a new building designed to meet food hygiene regulations where they could repackage the meat that comes already
We have just completed two new photo shoots on the renovation of this Stone Cottage and this contemporary living space in Tenterden
Matthew Kettle/Ecospace launches Autospace “Some cars create a new benchmark in design. We believe their setting should too.” We appreciate great design in all its forms. That’s why we created AutoSpace™ – a building that takes the concept of the garage, and transforms it into a showroom. Ambient lighting, floor-to-ceiling glazing or even modular storage
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.
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 accommodation act as a self-contained, detached space. The clients required a sustainable, fast track project.
“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 exhibition displays the 32 shortlisted and winning schemes, which will provide inspiration for homeowners looking to create more space in
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 of our promotion we offered rickshaw rides from the tube to the venue. The experience won Ecospace an award for
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 to time constraints. The construction of these two units prior to the exhibition allowed us to create a large focal
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, create a meeting point, or simply double your garden space by growing vertically. Cubes can be added to create a
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 reduce on site build time for fast–track prefab studios the solution: Devise an adjustable bearing to support the floor.” Working
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 2 days. The success of this concept prompted us to focus on modular off site construction methods. The building was then dismantled and
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 to architecture to create these sketches into working concepts.