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. 


Photographer: Edmund Sumner


Second Prize

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
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
Photographer: Adelina Ilieve

Sponsorship opportunities

By supporting Don’t Move, Improve! you will be aligning your organisation with London's best home extension projects. For more information on available packages please contact Aurelia Amantis call 0207 636 4044

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