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...architecture, buildings and places that make the world a better place.

We create architecture, buildings and places that protect and enhance nature and biodiversity.

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Future Plymouth 2030

We create architecture, buildings and places that enhance our well being through design that better connects with nature.

Could Plymouth UK be part of a global movement that is changing the world? CLICK THE ICON.

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We create architecture, buildings and places utilizing professional knowledge and experience gained over 25 years of international experience and completing over 150 projects.

Listen to Cura Design on the Journal of Biophilic Design. CLICK THE ICON.

Video by : Cecily Lane Bedner

Interview with Robert Bedner Director of CURA Design

New oak frame and stone home overlooking a river.

CURA Design

Whether you are looking for a conversion of an existing project, an extension to a listed property, 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.

We have over 15 years of award winning design experience and have completed over 175 projects both in the UK and abroad.


Our work has been recognised as being of the highest quality. 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 enhances 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.


Edward O. Wilson (1984-2021) -the originator of the term biodiversity and biophilia defined Biophilia as "the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms".


Stiltskin Childrens Theatre and outdoor amphitheatre. A construction that protects and enhances nature and biodiversity AND increases our well being through better design and better architecture.

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Swimming pool that connects with nature. Residential design for a house on a hill. Devon UK

Services & Research

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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Copyright of all drawings and documentation produced by CURA are the property of CURA who assert their rights in accordance with the copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Contact Us

Devon Office                              Cura Design              

6 Dale Road

Plymouth, Devon


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 to below to schedule a zoom meeting.

T: 01752 213460


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.

Cura Design also offer an additional service of paid advice for specific issues for Self Builders and Developers. This advice is available hourly or in 10 hour blocks.

2017        Abercrombie Award - People of   

                 Plymouth Award for Stiltskin

                 Childrens Theatre

2017         Abercrombie Award - Best 

                  Community Project for Stiltskin

                  Childrens Theatre

2011        Abercrombie Award - Best

                Community Project for Union Corner

                Communtiy Centre 

2011        Abercrombie Award - Best Minor

                 Development for New Street

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.