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Don’t Move, Improve! 2022 Winner announced

Thursday 19 May 2022

Read the full list of winners
‘Little Brownings’ designed by Archmongers has been named Home of the Year 2022 in the coveted Don’t Move, Improve! Awards. 

The expert jury panel have selected this year’s overall winner and five special prize winners from a shortlist of 15 entries that celebrate the newest and most innovative home improvement projects from across London. 

The overall winner for 2022 – Little Brownings designed by Archmongers – is the embodiment of Don’t Move, Improve! A three-storey, 1960s terraced house on the Dulwich Estate in Forest Hill, south London, was subtly and stylishly updated by the architects to create a ‘jewellery box’ of design features whilst also retaining its mid-century characteristics. 

The judges were impressed by the exceptional attention to detail and high quality of design, whilst also retaining a sense of liveability, warmth and character throughout. The contemporary design simultaneously demonstrates a consideration for the practical use of the space, and the overall concept and materials used showcase the architect’s approach to sustainability and placemaking. 

Don’t Move, Improve! judge Sebastian Wood, Founder and Managing Director of Whitby Wood commented: “This felt like the house we can all imagine ourselves in and the improvements we could all do, if only we had the right designers! – the embodiment of Don’t Move, Improve!” 

The 2022 prize winners in full are: 

Home of the Year 2022: Little Brownings, Lewisham by Archmongers 

Materiality and Craftsmanship Prize: Concrete Plinth House, Hackney by DGN Studio 

Compact Design Prize: Non-Boxy Lofty, Lewisham by Fraher & Findlay 

Unique Character Prize: Forest House, Waltham Forest by AOC Architecture 

Urban Oasis Prize: Church Road, Haringey by AHMM with RUFFARCHITECTS 

Transformation Prize: Slide and Slot House, Enfield by Ashton Porter Architects 

Projects featured in the Don’t Move, Improve! awards demonstrate exceptional innovation, creativity and originality as well as high quality design that dramatically improves liveability of the space. The projects selected are also commended for their environmental consideration in the materials used and the longevity and efficiency of the building. 

Read the full list of winners


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