The practice is based in Slad, Gloucestershire, and carries out work mainly in the local area and London, as well as throughout the UK. The approach to each project is tailored to the requirements of the brief, client, and site, and realised through a combination of rigour, technical expertise and enthusiasm for building.
Consideration and interrogation of the possible methods of construction for each project informs the design at all stages, based on an assessment of the site, budgets, and design / geometries.
This approach sometimes involves consideration / implementation of CAD/CAM technologies and off-site prefabrication techniques to provide myriad benefits, in terms of cost, aesthetics, and sustainable performance.
The office also looks to work in close collaboration with other consultants from the outset, including early appointment of contractors where suitable to provide input on buildabilty, programme, and monitoring of costs throughout the development of the design.
Matthew Jones is a qualified Gloucestershire-based architect. After studying architecture at Nottingham and Westminster Universities, he worked for 3 years at The Manser Practice Architects, on a variety of hotel and private residential projects.
Following this he spent 6 years at Waind Gohil Architects, 2 years of which at associate level, working on a variety of residential and commercial projects, and numerous prefabricated works from capsule hotel rooms to flower stands.
Matthew has lectured on the merits of (and theories informing) contemporary prefabrication techniques and their applications at UCL and Westminster universities. He has also explored these techniques in bespoke furniture design, as displayed on this site.
Press & Awards
House Beautiful (Eland Rd), September 2018
Winner - Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Green and Pleasant Homes competition (with BuildEco), September 2017
Shortlisted (top 5) finalist, 'Self Build on a Shoestring 2015 (with BuildEco), October 2015
7788 Culture Magazine (China) 'Simple and Functional Design - M Jones Architect', 17-page feature, November 2014
Eco-home Hub 'Flat-Pack EcoHaus', October 2014
Finalist, 'Self Build on a Shoestring 2014 (with BuildEco), October 2014
Perfect Lounge 'YY Table by Matthew Jones', January 2014
Mocoloco.com 'YY Table by Matthew Jones', January 2014
Shortlisted (top 16) entry for NASBA £50,000 house (with Build Eco), October 2013
Architects' Journal, 'New Practices', June 2013
Trendhunter 'Minimalist Triangular Furniture', January 2013
Yanko Design 'Massively Minimal' (Span Table), January 2013
Mocoloco.com, 'Forstner Chair by Matthew Jones Design', September 2012
Shortlisted, Don't Move Improve, New London Architecture, for 'The Shop Studio' (with Waind Gohil Architects), March 2012
Gulf Interiors Magazine, March 2012 'Layers of Style'
Yanko Design 'Lovely Layers', February 2012
Homedit 'The Creative Lofting Table', February 2012
Furniii.com, 'The Lofting Table by Matthew Jones Design', February 2012