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Designing for a Lifetime

12 Sep 2014 / in News, Uncategorized

“Let’s face it – we do not need special architecture for old people, we need the right architecture for all ages. The problem with designing environments specifically for older people is that nobody wants to move into them: they are the last resort, not the first choice. ” Matthias Hollwich with Matthew Hoff man , […]

Conservation Expertise

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04 Sep 2014 / in Uncategorized

Kirsty Curnow Bayley is now an official RIBA-acredited Conservation Registrant, having completed a specialist RIBA Conservation course in Bath. This adds to Kirsty’s expertise having worked on many historic and listed buildings in the region and in London. Kirsty is currently working on an extension to a listed Georgian terraced house in St Leonard’s in […]

Designing for Later Living

11 Jul 2014 / in Uncategorized

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at the theme of design for later living, or how we could be designing for an increasing ageing population. Over the last 10 years, like many young architectural practices we found ourselves cutting out teeth within the private residential sector.  As we have moved […]

We have moved to a new office.

30 Jun 2014 / in Uncategorized

                        Having outgrown our office in the Senate we have now moved to 18 Southernhay West where we have a lovely new studio and  Interior designer Hannah Martin is helping us with our fit out. Living Space Architects was established in 2004 in Plymouth […]

Silver Linings

09 May 2014 / in News

A few months ago the RIBA published it’s latest Buildings Futures Research focussing on the way our towns and cities will change in response to the increase in the number of people over 60.  Over the next 20 years they state that the number of people over 60 will grow by 40%, but what impact […]

Grassroots Football

09 May 2014 / in News

Investing in youngsters As you read the latest football news, it notes radical proposals for the restructuring of English football in the report of the FA commission. This is an important issue for us “If Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s Commission really wants to study why fewer English youngsters are breaking through into the country’s […]

Grand Designs Live 2013

03 Oct 2013 / in Uncategorized

We were thrilled to be asked to exhibit again at this year’s Grand Designs Live in Birmingham, Stuart is busy putting up the stand today and we will be there from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th.  Every year we get to meet lots of great people who are looking for an architect to help them […]

What’s in a name – Living Space

10 Jul 2013 / in Uncategorized

Why Living Space Architects The name relates to our own desire as architects to create spaces that are alive with energy and activity. It is after-all the activity and events that happen in spaces that make them special and our architecture is a backdrop to this, an enabler if you like. I think a lot […]

Tea With an Architect Exeter

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27 Jun 2013 / in News

TEA WITH AN ARCHITECT is a series of events around the country where you are invited to come and have a chat and a cup of tea with architects in your area.  Last night Kirsty Curnow Bayley opened the first Tea With an Architect event in Exeter  at the Magdalen Chapter Hotel, which was attended […]

Architects in Residence at The Maynard School Exeter

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27 Jun 2013 / in News

Over the past year Kirsty Curnow Bayley has been working closely with architect Nick Gilbert Scott at The Maynard Girls School in Exeter as Architect in Residence.  The project involved a number of workshops with the year 8 students, where the girls tackled issues such as site planning, scale and sustainability as well as having […]