New London Architecture

Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Winners

Chapel by Craftworks has been crowned overall winner of Don’t Move, Improve! 2019! Now in its ninth year, the annual competition celebrates London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, promoting the value of good design to householders and the work of emerging architectural practices, and is recognised by the Dezeen Hot List as one of the world’s most popular design awards.

The winning project was praised by the expert jury for its unique intervention into a deleterious 1935 chapel in Camberwell, commending the extraordinary quality of light created by its folded soffit and structure. Craftworks joins a prestigious line up of past winners, including Tonkin Liu, Carl Turner Architects, Platform 5 Architects, Studio Octopi and Ben Adams Architects. Out of the 130 projects featured this year, eleven projects were recognised by the jury, making this year the most competitive to date. 

Winner

Chapel
Craftworks
Photographer: Edmund Sumner


 

Second Prize

Stego
Archmongers
Photographer: French+Tye


 

Third Prize (Joint)

Folded Wedge Townhouse
Russell Hunt Architects
Photographer: Clive Sherlock


 

Third Prize (Joint)

Lauriston Road
Gundry + Ducker
Photographer: Andrew Meredith


 

Best Use of Materials

Kings Grove
Al-Jawad Pike
Photographer: Ståle Eriksen


 

Most Sustainable

Reuse Flat
Arboreal Architecture
Photographer: Agnese Sanvito



Best Value (Joint)

Breakout Extension - Crouch End
KNOTTARCHITECTS
Photographer: Dome Photography


 

Best Value (Joint)

Scissor Truss House
Studio MESH
 

Most Innovative

Loft Library
Arboreal Architecture
Photographer: Agnese Sanvito


 

Best Historic Intervention

Tower House
Dominic McKenzie Architects
Photographer: Will Pryce



Best Interior

Crouch End House
CBA
Photographer: Adelina Ilieve









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