Don't Move, Improve! 2023 Magazine
The ever-increasing cost of construction and materials and the importance of building sustainably for a changing climate are impacting the residential sector across London — so where does this leave homeowners who are looking to scale up?
Now, more than ever, the case for renovating over relocating has never been more important. The programme responds to this year’s theme of ‘Green Ambitions’ by celebrating the best home improvement projects with limited resources, tight budgets and sustainability in mind, proving that during uncertain times, innovation and creativity can flourish.
Our shortlisted and winning projects highlight the importance of homes as healthy living spaces that are designed to last and reflect the diversity and character of London. This year’s projects also explore cost-effective solutions to maximising space, low-energy systems, access to nature, defining layouts through colour, and the use of natural, renewable materials.
The competition is part of our annual programme that is made up of design consultations, networking events, a yearly publication and exhibition, and a dedicated website that celebrates the best domestic-scale designs across London promoting green ambitions and supporting London’s architecture community.
Introduction: Green ambitions
About Don’t Move, Improve!
- Home of the Year 2023
- Environmental Leadership
- Materiality & Craftmanship
- Compact Design
- Unique Character
- Urban Oasis
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Editorial: Florence Maschietto, David Taylor
Awards team: Florence Maschietto, Ellie Davies
Advertising: Rowan Mason
Production: Sophie Goff, Chris Forsdike
Design: Stefano Meroni
Cover Image: The Secret Garden Flat by Nic Howett Architect. Photography by Henry Woide