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Sketch Book

Hand drawing is very much a part of our design process here at Living Space, we feel it enables a better and more immediate link from brain to hand than using the computer – although there is a place for that in the later stages.  Hand drawing your project can help to communicate ideas more successfully and soften what can sometimes appear harsh when it is drawn in 3d on the computer.  We also think it helps us to inject character into our designs and express the feel and materiality of spaces – we hope you agree!

Alterations to Detached Home, Lympstone

Successful planning application for alterations to this detached home. The creation of a square gable projection on the first floor allows a new light, open plan kitchen-dining area, whilst the ground floor garage conversion provides an additional bedroom. The modernisation of this home will bring a contemporary aesthetic to a highly insulated building. Tweet

Conversion of Glove Factory into apartments

This exciting scheme involves the conversion of a Listed, three story Victorian Factory Building into ten mixed size apartments. This will include two unique penthouse lofts with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Each distinctive new apartment will benefit from a bright and spacious, open plan living space. Original features will be retained to create dwellings […]

Langely Vale Visitor Hub

Competition Entry – Langely Vale Visitor Hub, Surrey The design intention was to create a simple but memorable building, constructed using sustainable English timber (in a variety of ways) which could be build by a local contractor and carpenters – reinforcing a sense of locality. The logistics of the brief and end user requirements are […]

The Seed Shed

Competition Entry – Extension to Durslade’s Farmhouse – Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Somerset The Seed Shed aims to do away with the unnecessary. It is a simple, flexible space – a space for thoughts and ideas to develop from engagement with the surroundings. Reclaimed or sustainable materials have been used thoughout, for example salvaged car […]

McCarthy & Stone Retirement Housing

Living Space Architects were placed 3rd in the National RIBA Competition set by McCarthy & Stone to find a new concept in retirement living. Entrants were asked to reflect the differing aspirations, lifestyles and practical requirements of future generations as they move into later life. The aim was to design a realistic and affordable property product […]

House in Torquay

We have recently gained planning permission for the addition of a new floor to this house in Torquay overlooking the bay.  The design includes bedrooms with panoramic views and a more contemporary open plan layout whilst keeping true to the original ‘Shingle Style’ house with it’s cedar tiled roof, corner bays and eyelid dormers. Tweet

Bala Brook Dartmoor

We often submit drawings and sketches to the planning department prior to commencing with a full planning application, this allows a full dialogue with the planners and helps them to fully visualise the proposals.  With this approach we have achieved a fantastic success rate, as issues that may prevent a planning application from progressing can […]

Bexhill Shelter

Competition entry to design a shelter for Bexhill, colaboration with Flameworks Artists Katie Lake of Mistress Metal and Noah Taylor who made the beautiful model. Tweet



Thatcher House, Torquay

We have just secured planning permission for the adaptation and extension of Thatcher House in Torbay Tweet

St Leonards Exeter

The proposal for an extension to a house within the St Leonards Conservation Area in Exeter creates a new extension at first floor at the rear of the property in the gap between two existing rear additions.  The planning application process included consultations with the Conservation Officer to ensure a positive outcome.  As with all […]

Greendale Farm

Designs for 2 new build cottages at Greendale Farm near Exeter Tweet



Knighton Road – Site for Sale

This design for a new build timber frame house sits on a site on the outskirts Wembury near Plymouth.  The project was on the edge of the development boundary for the village and when the client approached us planning permission for the site had been turned down.  Despite this Living Space gained planning permission for […]

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