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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.

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

Interview with Robert Bedner Director of CURA Design

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

Future Plymouth 2030

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

Biophilic Cities
Stiltskin Childrens Theatre

Stiltskin Childrens Theatre (Listed Public Park)

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 Dartmoor

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

New house Devon

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

New house Taiwan

Hillside courtyard with three houses
Jinshan, Taiwan

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.

Biophilic Design for healthcare

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

Image of a biophilic magazine.

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

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

Biophilic magazine about nature

私たちが違うのは、自然との関係に焦点を合わせた研究主導の精神です。認識されたからの入力 環境研究者、私たちは可能なことを拡大し、あなたのためにより良い環境を構築します。




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Devon Office

Cura Design

6 DaleRoad

Plymouth, Devon


T: 01752 213460


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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.

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