COCOON creates exciting, sustainable architecture to call ‘home’.

We believe that the best homes help us feel more rested, recharged, confident and positive. 

Our homes are our COCOONS.

We love creating homes which are exciting, comfortable, and sustainable.

We develop and deliver creative designs to help our clients love where they live.

“We would highly recommend COCOON to anyone who is considering building a sustainable and awesome looking house!”

Steve and Suzanne, Cedar House

Hi I’m Matt,

I’m an Architect with passion to create homes which my clients love to live in.

I listen carefully to my clients goals and dreams, and develop creative designs both for new homes and for extensions to existing properties.

I consider the surroundings and setting, the opportunities for natural light and warmth, preparing designs which are exciting, practical, and sustainable.

If you’re considering embarking on your own project, please get in touch using our contacts page.

Matt

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I believe great homes are not only exciting to live in, but are comfortable and sustainable too. 

Exciting Homes

The best homes support and enhance our day-to-day lives. They are the setting for cooking and homework, for relaxing and recharging, for entertaining and socialising.

I really enjoy finding out how my clients would ideally like to live, and suggest how natural light, characterful materials, and playful layouts, can each be tailored to deliver personalised and exciting places to live.

Comfortable Homes

We all love our homes on delightful sunny days, but to prepare for cold winters and overheating summers requires careful consideration from the outset.

Our design process seeks to optimise options for glazing, insulation, draught-proofing, solar shading, heating and ventilation systems. Balancing these factors and many more will have a dramatic effect on the comfort of your home.

Sustainable Homes

Once built, your new home or extension will stand for decades.

We focus on reducing heating bills, using robust materials, and designing for future flexibility, minimising the impact on the environment, and providing the greatest long-term value for your home.

All our designs consider the Passivhaus principles, and we have delivered projects which meet the Passivhaus standards

Featured Projects

CEDAR HOUSE

Super Low Energy Home
CEDAR HOUSE

VAULTED

Extension and Remodelling
VAULTED

LONG HOUSE

Super Low Energy Home
LONG HOUSE

“Without Cocoon’s expertise we would never have got a building to this standard. So much thought and care has gone into the project looking at our needs and the location, bringing elements of historic buildings from the area into a modern house”

Kathy and Tim, Long House

“Matt understood our requirements. His initial plan was drawn up quickly and blew us away.”

Maura and Dermot, Remodel

Process

I support my clients through all stages of their project, from descriptions of how they would love to live, to the construction process and living in their exciting home.

Visit and listen

Carefully listening to understand how you would love to live underpins the design process, which becomes personalised to your tastes and aspirations

Concept

Together we will investigate the greatest opportunities for creating a home which brings you most joy, such as important moments and features, key views and spaces, or maximising low energy and sustainable design

Develop

Testing the proposals with computer-generated models to shape the the size and character of your home, inside and out, including the preparation of your planning application

Technical

Helping you finalise details, products and materials. Preparing detailed information for building regulations approval and for pricing by contractors

Construct

Supporting you during the build process, checking the construction is as required, managing changes which arise, and assisting with any final choices needed during the build

Live-In

Visiting to hear how you are enjoying your tailor-mades spaces, and to see you discovering the exciting moments discussed throughout the design process

Thinking About Starting A New Project?

Whether you have a perfect site all lined-up, or are simply unsure what your options may be, feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to discuss your project with you.