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Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design

 

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 84e and  Para 139 applications.

 

We specialize in how houses and buildings and places can connect to nature in a way that benefits both people and their environment.

We bring a foundation built from international experience in Oslo, Paris, New York City and London with world leading architecture practices and consultants to all of our projects in the UK.


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.

 

 

Check out Cura Design on the following links:

Listen to Cura Design on the Journal of Biophilic Design. 

Journal of Biophilic Design.

View Cura Designs Presentation at Future Plymouth 2030. Episode 6 Nature based Solutions (NbS) and Integrating Nature into our Buildings.

Robert Bedner was on the podcast for Future Plymouth 2030.

Could Plymouth UK be part of a global movement that is changing the world? 

Plymouth should be a biophilic city.

Feasibility Studies for a Multi Storey Care Home on the sea.

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! 

Cura Design provides Biophilic Design for healthcare.

"Landfall" Three houses on hills designed by Cura Design featured in the Home Issue of Journal of Biophilic Design! 

JBD is a magazine about biophilic design.

"Union Corner" Community Project by Cura Design is featured in the Workplace Issue of Journal of Biophilic Design! 

JBD is a journal about biophilic design.

Credit:: Biophilic Design the architecture of Life,

http://www.biophilicdesign.net/

Elevation of house on river

New House On a River ( World Heritage Site , SSSI, AONB )

New house Topsham

Coastal Garden Home in Devon (Conservation Area and AONB)

New house Devon

Coastal Home on a hill in Devon (Conservation Area,AONB )

New house Taiwan

Hillside courtyard with three houses
Jinshan, Taiwan

Proposed Elevation

Replacement Dwelling Dartmoor National Park (AONB, Conservation Area,SSSI )

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Rear Garden Annex Cheam, London

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

timber hatch

Custom Door and pull - Seaside flat

Facade seat panel - Union Corner Community Project

custom leather handle
union corner plymouth
Contact

Contact Us

Devon Office

Cura Design

170 Rendle St, Stonehouse, Plymouth 

Pl1 1TP

T: 01752 213460

E: robert.bedner@curadesign.com

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07445129165

2017        Abercrombie Award - People of   

                 Plymouth Award for Stiltskin

                 Childrens Theatre

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  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

                  Childrens Theatre

2011        Abercrombie Award - Best

                Community Project for Union Corner

                Communtiy Centre 

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.

CIAT is the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology.
Cura Design voted best of Houzz in 2024.
Cura Design are an influencer for biophilic design.
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