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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,

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 )


Rear Garden Annex Cheam, London

O que nos torna diferentes é nosso ethos orientado à pesquisa combinado com nosso foco em nosso relacionamento com a natureza. Com entrada de reconhecida  pesquisadores ambientais, expandimos o que é possível e construímos ambientes melhores para você.

Esteja você procurando uma casa Paragraph 80 em um AONB ou local sensível para reformar instalações comerciais ou culturais de grande escala existentes ou construir novas, podemos ajudar a projetar, pesquisar e construir o seu espaço ideal.

Temos mais de 15 anos de experiência em design premiado e concluímos mais de 175 projetos no Reino Unido e no exterior.

Escotilha de ventilação de larício natural - Projeto de nova rua

timber hatch

Porta e puxador personalizados - Flat à beira-mar

Painel do assento da fachada - Projeto da comunidade Union Corner

custom leather handle
union corner plymouth

Entre em contato conosco

Devon Office

Cura Design

170 Rendle St, Stonehouse, Plymouth 

Pl1 1TP

T: 01752 213460


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2017      Prêmio Abercrombie - Pessoas de   

          Prêmio Plymouth para Stiltskin

          Teatro Infantil

2011      Prêmio Abercrombie - Melhor Menor

          Desenvolvimento para 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       Prêmio Abercrombie - Melhor  

          Projeto comunitário para Stiltskin

          Teatro Infantil

2011      Prêmio Abercrombie - Melhor

         Projeto Comunitário para o Cantinho da União

         Centro Comunitário 

2009       Prêmio Alan King - New Street (High             Elogio)

O Abercrombie Award é um dos apenas seis prêmios de arquitetura apresentados uma vez a cada três anos para celebrar os melhores edifícios de Plymouth e marcar a excelência no ambiente construído.

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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