Don’t Move, Improve! 2017

NLA’s annual Don’t Move, Improve! competition celebrates London’s best-designed and most innovative new home extension projects

The competition, now in its seventh year and supported by Dezeen, RIBA London and Clippings, showcases projects completed in the last two years across Greater London, seeking designs that demonstrate exceptional innovation and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of better living space for Londoners.

Entries this year reflect an eclectic mix of building types from across the capital, from small flats in 1960s housing blocks and Victorian terraces to Edwardian semis and post-war detached homes demonstrating how homeowners can extend above, below and through their buildings or reconfigure existing layouts to optimise or create space.

The competition’s esteemed jury comprises industry leaders, experts and journalists from London’s built environment, including Carl Turner of Carl Turner Architects, Cany Ash of Ash Sakula, Russ Edwards of Pocket, Jo McCafferty of Levitt Bernstein, Amy Frearson of Dezeen and Philippa Stockley of the London Evening Standard, with past winners including Carl Turner Architects, Platform 5 Architects, Studio Octopi and Ben Adams Architects.

This year’s winners were chosen from 24 shortlisted projects and announced at an awards ceremony on 26 January 2017

Learn more about the projects and how to go about your own project with our free exhibition showing 120 featured projects - from 27 January to 29 March – and our ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Design Surgeries' day on Saturday 25 February, offering free consultations, advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes. 

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