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Don’t Move, Improve! 2016

NLA ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Competition, England, UK – Home Design Contest

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House Extension Contest

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33 projects have been shortlisted for Don’t Move, Improve! showcasing some of the most innovative home extensions in London

Folds © Bureau de Change Architects
Folds © Bureau de Change Architects

Clock House © French+Tye
Clock House © French+Tye

London Fields © Matt Clayton Photography
London Fields © Matt Clayton Photography

Turney Road © Adam Scott
Turney Road © Adam Scott

Now in its sixth year, the competition received a record number of entries, demonstrating a strong desire for people to use the best designers to radically rethink the homes in which they live. The awards seek out architectural innovation, from extensions on top of, underneath, on the side or back of buildings, to interior insertions, conversions, and garden studios.

The complete longlist of over 80 projects will feature in a three-month exhibition at NLA’s galleries in The Building Centre, from January to March 2016. Winners will be announced in January.

On Saturday 27 February a number of the shortlisted architects will offer free one-to-one design consultations at NLA for anyone wanting to extend their home.

Don’t Move, Improve! Shortlist 2016

Bhalerao House, NW2
by Paul Archer Design

Brackenbury House, W6
by Neil Dusheiko Architects

Calabria Road, N5
by Architecture for London

Camden Townhouse, NW1
by Ben Adams Architects

Clock House, N7
by Archmongers LLP

College Road, NW10

Craig and Siobhan’s Place, SW12
by Alexander Owen Architecture

Cut and Frame House, N21
by Ashton Porter Architects

Extension One, N5
by Denizen Works

Facet House, E9
by Platform 5 Architects

Fitzrovia House, W1
by West Architecture

Folds, N4
by Bureau de Change Architects

Grange Yard, SE1
by MTA (Michael Trentham Architects)

Harcombe, N16
by forresterarchitects Ltd

Healey Street Rooftop, NW1
by Alan Morris Architect (AMA)

House for Agnes, W6
by Tigg Coll Architects

House of Trace, SE23
by Tsuruta Architects

Jam Factory, SE1
by Gibson Thornley

Kelross House, N5
by Paul Archer Design

Kenworthy Road, E9
by Chris Dyson Architects

London Fields, E8
by Scenario Architecture

Max House, N1
by Paul Archer Design

Nook House, E5
by MUSTARD Architects

Reighton Road, E5
by Poulsom / Middlehurst Ltd

Sanderson House, N19
by David Kohn Architects

Sewdley Street, E5
by Giles Pike Architects

Shepherd’s Bush Extension, W12
by Studio 30 Architects

Shoreditch Loft, E1
by Levitate

Talbot Road, N6
by Lipton Plant Architects

The Gables, NW1

The Lantern, TW1
by Fraher Architects Ltd

Turney Road, SE21
by Ian McChesney Ltd

Warner House, EC1
by Inside Out Architecture

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A timber-framed extension to a 1960’s estate in Gospel Oak designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington and a light-filled home in Bloomsbury designed by Stiff + Trevillion have been announced as overall winners of New London Architectureʼs fifth annual ʻDonʼt Move, Improve!ʼ awards to find Londonʼs best and most innovative new home improvements.

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