Cura Design have over 14 years of award winning architectural design and place making. With over 175 completed projects, we are experts at gaining planning approvals for residential and cultural projects in stunning landscapes, including Para 80 and AONBs.
We specialize in how architecture connects to the earth, and touches the sky and turns a corner.
We bring a foundation built from international experience with world leading architecture practices and consultants to all of our projects in the UK.
In addition Cura offer biophilic design that endeavors to regenerate and increase nature on building sites and increase our well-being through a better connection to nature.
Whether you are looking for a new home, a cultural project, a community or healthcare project or a Paragraph 80 house in an AONB or sensitive location, Cura Design can help design, research and build your ideal space.
Cura Design (formerly Research+ Design) has won the Abercrombie Award four times since 2009 for our achievements in residential, community, and cultural projects.
Cura Design envisage a future built environment that protects and regenerates nature and biodiversity AND increases our well being through a better connection to nature. Biophilic design is at the heart of our architecture and is implemented to varying degrees into all projects we undertake.
The common thread that runs through all our projects are a love of nature and a love of life.
Stiltskin Childrens Theatre (Listed Public Park)
New House On a River ( World Heritage Site , SSSI, AONB )
Coastal Garden Home in Devon (Conservation Area and AONB)
Replacement Dwelling Dartmoor National Park (AONB, Conservation Area,SSSI )
Coastal Home on a hill in Devon (Conservation Area,AONB )
Hillside courtyard with three houses
Cura Design are contributers to the Journal of biophilic Design and offer feasibility studies to new and existing projects.
A House for Life - Studies for a new type of Care Home by Cura Design featured in the Health Issue of Journal of Biophilic Design! CLICK THE ICON.
Feasibility Studies for a Multi Storey Care Home on the sea.
Many of our projects include renewable energy systems for heating and power and utilities including air source/ground source/ and water source heat pumps, storage batteries, PV panels, integral pv membranes,thermal hot water panels, green roofs, and rainwater harvesting. We have also completed designs that include passivehaus detailing and fabric first technologies.
Natural Larch ventilation hatch - New Street Project
Custom Door and pull - Seaside flat
Facade seat panel - Union Corner Community Project
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2017 Abercrombie Award - People of
Plymouth Award for Stiltskin
2011 Abercrombie Award - Best Minor
Development for New Street
Discover if Cura Design are the right practice for your project. Contact our office directy to arrange a face to face meeting or use the links below to schedule a zoom meeting.
We will listen to your ideas and give you our informed opinion. We will help to form an initial brief with you and provide a clear programme together with a fee proposal for your project.
2017 Abercrombie Award - Best
Community Project for Stiltskin
2011 Abercrombie Award - Best
Community Project for Union Corner
2009 Alan King Award - New Street (High Commendation)
The Abercrombie Award is one of only six architectural awards that are presented once every three years to celebrate Plymouths best buildings and mark excellence in the built environment.