Sustainable Family Home, Dunsford Near Exeter A sustainable, new house in Dunsford near Exeter, this house is designed to be at one with the landscape -it uses sustainable technologies for space heating and insulation alongside locally sourced timber and natural materials. The perfect family home!
Loft Living In Lympstone In this project we modernised a house in Lympstone to create a new first floor living space. This included creating an open plan kitchen / diner and a small living room area. The main focus of this project was to create a light and open feel to the first floor whilst maximising the views.
New Sustainable Family Home in Exeter The site had many restrictions with issues of rights to light, overlooking and party walls on every side. The design responds to this, its form following the strict height and volume restrictions imposed by the planning authority The roof cleverly folds to take account of the rights to light and overlooking to and from neighbouring properties. Internally this creates an ever changing series of views through the open plan spaces and from the mezzanine space above. Window openings are designed both for privacy and to connect with the small garden, so that the limited floor space appears to extend beyond the glass into outdoor rooms. This gives the feeling of space and openness without taking up too much footprint on the site. The house uses balanced whole-house mechanical ventilation and heat recovery and air source heat pump for heating. A 500 litre rainwater harvesting tank is installed under the driveway.
Listed House Extension & Alterations, South Devon This stunning extension to a listed house in south Devon was a achieved through careful consultation with the conservation officer. Drawings were created to show the age and significance of different parts of the house and how the extension would have little impact on oldest parts. The extension is designed to create a strong link to the landscape, with the brief of being able to feel like you are sitting in the garden no matter what the weather.
House Refurbishment and Extension, Holbeton This was a transformative renovation and extension project for a bungalow in Holbeton in the South Hams in Devon. This project features a south facing glazed extension which takes advantage of solar gain and helps heat the house. By inserting new larger windows and re-configuring internal walls Living Space created the perfect family home fitting for its lovely location.
Barn Conversion in Dartington Originally a timber framed barn before being transformed under class Q legislation and a subsequent application for a replacement dwelling.
Living Space Architects is an award-winning chartered RIBA practice based in Exeter, Devon. Established in 2004 by Kirsty Curnow-Bayley and Stuart Bayley, we have a passion for creating well-designed, imaginative and exciting projects that are both environmentally and socially sustainable. We specialise in sustainable contemporary design and the alteration and adaption of historic buildings. By using local materials, maintaining an environmental approach and designing and building in an innovative way that compliments the surroundings, we aim to keep the South West special.