DESIGN

Echo  builds on more than thirty years of multidisciplinary design experience including architectural conversions; restaurants and bar interiors; public spaces;  hotels and club;  and furniture and product design, . 

 

Our buildings are small, but every fixture,  fitting  and connection you find in a larger building  is there, just  concentrated in a smaller space. To create our  practical and elegant small spaces, every construction and  aesthetic detail  is considered and is critical  to its success.   We understand the technicalities of designing and delivering our prefabricated buildings to challenging sites, installing them ready for connection  to any services and supplies. We also understand the importance of the choice of  fixtures and fittings, the finishes and surfaces we touch.  From the ideal site for the building to the furniture and interior details,  we expertly design and manage each small building project 

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We design our buildings  to connect with nature , to bring the outside in ,  and we  fill our  spaces with daylight and natural materials .  Whether it's creating  expansive views,   skylights for stargazing or beautifully considered  smaller  windows , we understand how important light and views are to every space.  The  materials  and finishes we use are as natural and sustainable as possible from  the breathable timber panelling to the eco friendly paint we use.

House on Wheels rooflight 3
House on Wheels rooflight 3

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IMG_1078 copy
IMG_1078 copy

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Skylight - triple galzed - Echo roundhouse  cabin
Skylight - triple galzed - Echo roundhouse cabin

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House on Wheels rooflight 3
House on Wheels rooflight 3

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Wave Cabin Interior 1
Wave Cabin Interior 1

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Brockloch Treehouse - Basin Detail
Brockloch Treehouse - Basin Detail

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Wave Cabin - shelf detail to bedroom
Wave Cabin - shelf detail to bedroom

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Wave Cabin Interior 1
Wave Cabin Interior 1

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Our ability to design and build in-house means we can respond individually to each new site and brief. Every site is unique and each of our buildings is bespoke and site specific. We can explore a variety of building forms, all sharing the same high quality of design and construction detailing.

We combine contemporary design with sustainable solutions, and  use high quality, high performance materials in the construction of our buildings. Our off-grid buildings have renewable energy at their heart.  

 

Many of our details and finishes are tried and tested , and we understand what works in our small spaces,  but we also love the opportunity to explore new  materials, fittings and finishes to create a unique build  and interior for each project., applying  our innovative approach to every detail.

We will always visit the proposed site for a new project.  Apart from  allowing us to understand the context of the new building,  there are often previously unexplored possibilities for a project which can be discovered ,

 

Our contemporary cabins and small buildings are ingeniously designed to comply with  BS 3632:2015. This is the legal definition of a twin unit mobile home for planning purposes,  and allows us to design practical and elegant small spaces. We can also design to comply with planning and building regulations for treehouse structures or other small architectural projects.