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A different kind of RIBA Chartered Architects in Cornwall

Here's where your story of space begins...


From the glimmer of an idea to the stroke of a pencil, the first turn of a door handle to the flickering of a smile across a face, at Marraum we bring more to your space – and take your story beyond its walls.

And we begin with you. Because at the heart of each architecture project – studio spaces, private loft conversions, commercial builds or building that dream home – are the people who use it.

They’re the yawns that stretch to eye-widening views in the morning. They’re the feet feeling cool concrete underfoot. They’re the eyes looking for inspiration at their desks. And the shoulders that hunker down in the evening. These are the people whose surroundings bring more to each and every experience.

With years of architecture and design experience in both Cornwall and further afield – paired with aesthetic drive, strong ethics and constant curiosity – we know how to make space work harder for you. So from beginning, middle and end – discover how you can bring your own story of space to life.
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Balancing people and planet lies at the heart of everything we do. Seeking out design solutions that result in energy-efficient buildings  is part of our DNA. And our minds are always on how we can minimise waste during builds. 
Why? Because we want to make sure you have the information you need to make informed choices about your future home and its impact.
From material and energy choices to the layout of your space, we approach every project with an enthusiasm to maximise energy efficiency – and save resources. 
From recommending local builders and more sustainable materials, to showing you ways to stop heat and energy leaking out of your home, it’s an approach that minimises waste and impact on the planet. Yet focuses on the way you want to live.


Want to see what your future home will look like? Let us show you round. We're the first architects in Cornwall to embrace this cutting-edge virtual-reality technology as standard on every project. 

Transporting you into the heart of your design, VR lets you experience first-hand how your new home looks, from the sizing of rooms and the heights of ceilings to how light affects the space. Sharpening your vision, testing how your new design works for you and removing uncertainties before you build.

We’re embracing the unique possibilities of the latest technology so that you’re getting more from your new space. And living the life you want to in it.
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Seeing more than what’s put before us. Giving space the respect it deserves. Making the very best of what we’ve got to work with. Our vision is always centred around how we can give more to the people that matter – our clients – while being conscious of the world around us.
From drawing to designing, engineering to enhancing all of the possibilities that a space opens up, at Marraum we’re building our business from layers of knowledge and an appetite for always being better. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning, and drives our clients’ projects – so that the outcome is always more than they were expecting.
With an eye on the detail, and a reputation for integrity grown through years of thoughtful and expansive architecture in Cornwall and further afield, we're pushing a different way of working – where our clients are valued as much as their spaces. Where creative flair is measured with a realistic approach that drives the best of both.
Sharing our thinking and working with you so we can be as effective as possible. This is what makes working with Marraum's Cornwall-based architects distinctive; it’s what ensures every project has the opportunity to push its potential further. So you see the value in your space and the benefit of working with a flexible, energetic team that understands what a ‘living space’ really means.
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With a waterfront office nestled in the sustainable development of Jubilee Warehouse, Penryn, inspiration is always close at hand.
As architects in Cornwall, we’re passionate about complimenting the best that our environment has to offer by bringing it into each and every build. 
Marrying landscapes with culture and innovation, we’re always pushing the boundaries of contemporary architecture.
By combining elements of land, sea and sky, and using the best local craftspeople and materials we can lay our hands on, we’re making Cornwall the perfect place to awaken the possibilities of your space.