We provide full architectural design and research services for the creation of architecture and spaces by placing connections with the natural world as a core design value.
Feasibility Studies for Planning
Planning permission feasibility studies or studies looking at cost and physical constraints. We also have a good deal of experience with listed building consent for residential and commercial projects.
Design with a focus on protecting and enhancing the existing biodiversity of the site. Biophilic design can utlize a "green plot ratio" to increase the amount of green space and animal and insect life on a plot of land from an additional 10% to 1000% of what the plot would have if no development was takng place. Biophilic design can connect Clients to nature as well for health and well being.
Architectural design in sensitive areas
We specialize in architectural design in sensitive areas such as conservation areas, coastal areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty all of which require specific planning and design expertise.
Building Regulation and Tender Drawings
We can provide building regulation and tender drawings for Building Regulation submissions through tendering your project and/or all the way through to completion. We can provide Schedules of Work for Pricing or work iin conjunction with a Quantity Surveyor.
We can work as Contract Administrators for your project all the way throught to completion on your project including providing interim payment certificates.
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.
We have experience working on theatres, museums, community centres, meditation halls and clubhouses.
We have completed the design of over 150 residential projects.
We have completed residential developments of 9 houses and multi story flats.
We have completed a large variety of single and double story residential extensions. Many of these are in sensitive locations and AONBs.
We have worked on large home refurbishements including designing hip to gable conversions, glazed links, and glazed bridges and indoor swimming pools.
By using elements of biophilia we aim to adapt your spaces by improving exposure to natural light, incorporating fractal design and bettering air quality throughout.
CURA Research services are designed to work in conjuction with CURA Design services though they can also be appointed separately.
Residential: From individual homes in sensitive areas to housing and residential complexes. The implementation of Biophilic designs can improve overall well-being and encourage relaxation.
Educational: Including school classrooms, staff areas and communal areas. Biophilic design can improve behaviour and test results.
Workplaces: Including offices, call centres, meeting rooms and factories. By implementing biophilic design, productivity can be increased and number of sick days can be reduced.
Community Projects: Including community centres, parks and estate planning. Through biophilic development community well-being can be improved and crime rate can be reduced.
Health Care Facilities: Including hospitals, rehabilitation centres and care homes, both private and NHS. Biophilic input can improve recovery rates and lower stress.
Hospitality: Including hotels, restaurants, attractions and areas of leisure. Incorporating biophilia into these facilities can increase profitability and attract customers.
One Day Workshops: We guide you through a creative thinking process to determine how biophilic design can improve the occupant health and building performance.
Appraisals and Feasibility Studies: We provide in depth interviews and studies identifying particular needs and requirements of the people who live in and use existing or proposed spaces. Following this, architectural design studies incorporate the outcomes of the initial studies with biophilic design principles to produce basic designs and preliminary costings.
Design Peer Reviews: Working with existing design teams we assist in evaluating projects for opportunities where proposed or existing biophilic design interventions can be implemented or improved upon. We can review projects of any scale.
Biophilic Consultancy Reports: We can produce biophilic consultancy reports that support architectural projects in neglected urban areas, brown field sites or sensitive landscape areas.
Bespoke Case Studies: Can include comparative research, original research, post occupancy studies and field experimentation to validate the impacts of biophilic design on human health, economics and social resilience.
We work with researchers, including psychologists, biologists and conservationists to lead the way in finding out how your space works.
We tailor our research around your needs, investigating overall wellbeing in conjunction with nature. Our previous research helps to inform future projects, building towards a broader field of knowledge.
How much will it cost?
You will be pleased to know that our costs are competitive and comparable with usual professional team costs.
Contact us for a non obligatory discussion and quotation.
T: 01752 213460