Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Shortlist

37 home extension projects are in the running to be awarded as London’s best new home improvement. 

Over 200 family home extensions, studios and garden rooms were submitted to the competition. The winning projects are chosen by an eminent jury including architect Carl Turner of Carl Turner Architects, Cany Ash of Ash Sakula, Jo McCafferty of Levitt Bernstein, Amy Frearson of Dezeen, Philippa Stockley of the Evening Standard and Peter Murray, Chairman of New London Architecture.

Winners will be announced at NLA on Tuesday 22 January 2019, launching a major three-month exhibition in central London and the 2019 Don’t Move, Improve! magazine. Three public Design Surgeries will be held throughout 2019, for homeowners in London looking to extend and improve their homes featuring free consultations with architect practices. 

Algiers Road

Gruff Limited

Algiers Road, Gruff Limited


The Black Curve


The Black Curve, Ar’Chic


Breakout Extension – Crouch End


Breakout Extension - Crouch End, KNOTTARCHITECTS


Brockley House

SAM Architects & Lunar Architects

Brockley House, SAM Architects




Chapel, Craftworks


Claylands Road

Conibere Phillips Architects

Claylands Road, Conibere Phillips Architects Limited


Cornerstone House

Merrett Houmoller Architects

Cornerstone House, Catriona Burns Architects


Crouch End House

Catriona Burns Architects

Crouch End House, CBA


Dartmouth Park Family House

Pardon Chambers Architects

Dartmouth Park Family House, Pardon Chambers Architects


Dusheiko House

Neil Dusheiko Architects

Dusheiko House, Neil Dusheiko Architects


3 Elm Close

Ulla Gala Architects

3 Elm Close, Ulla Gala Architects


16 Ewelme Road


16 Ewelme Road, uvarchitects


Folded Wedge Townhouse

Russell Hunt Architects

Folded Wedge Townhouse, Russell Hunt Architects


Folded House

Proctor & Shaw

Folded house, Proctor & Shaw


Garden House

Teatum + Teatum and Noiascape

Garden House, Teatum + Teatum


Hackney Extension

Proctor & Shaw

Hackney Extension, Proctor & Shaw


Highbury New Park

Appleton Weiner

Highbury New Park, Appleton Weiner


King's Grove

Al-Jawad Pike

Kings Grove, Al-Jawad Pike


Lauriston Road

Gundry + Ducker

Lauriston Road, Gundry + Ducker


levels ten + eleven

con | form architects

levels ten + eleven, con | form architects


Link Building

Powell Tuck Associates

Link Building, Powell Tuck Associates


Loft Library

Arboreal Architecture

Loft Library, Arboreal Architecture


Long House

R2 Studio Architects

Long House, R2 Studio Architects


Micheldever Road

Meme Architects

Micheldever Road, Meme Architects


Mies X King George


Mies X King George, CAN


Montague Court


Montague Court, IF_DO



con | form architects

outhouse-in, con | form architects


Reuse Flat

Arboreal Architecture

Reuse Flat, Arboreal Architecture


Roslyn Road

Magri Williams Architects

Roslyn Road, Magri Williams Architects


Sash House

Tigg + Coll Architects

Sash House , Tigg + Coll Architects


Scissor Truss House

Studio MESH

Scissor Truss House, Studio MESH


Shad Thames Water Tower


Shad Thames Water Tower, FORMstudio




Stego, Archmongers


Step House

Bureau de Change Architects

Step House, Bureau de Change Architects


Tile House

Beasley Dickson Architects

Tile House, Beasley Dickson Architects


Tower House

Dominic McKenzie Architects

Tower House, Dominic McKenzie Architects


Woodworker's Studio

Bradley Van Der Straeten

Woodworker's Studio, Bradley Van Der Straeten

All featured projects:

106-BR, Kensington & Chelsea           
Paul Tierney Architect 

1703_45aPR, Westminster
Obiter Architecture Ltd

3 Planes, Newham      
Studio McW

70 Beulah Road, Waltham Forest      
Studio 54 Architecture 

Acer House,Tower Hamlets   
Brian O'Tuama Architects

Albert Street, Camden           

Alex & Mark’s House, Haringey         

Almington Street House, Islington     
Amos Goldreich Architecture

Aynhoe House, Kensington & Chelsea           
Paul Archer Design

Balham Loft Apartment, Wandsworth          
YARD Architects

Bedwardine Road, Croydon   
Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors

The Biscuit Factory, Tower Hamlets  

Block House, Hackney            
nimtim architects

Boscastle Road, Camden        
Finkernagel Ross

Brick Screen House, Southwark         
Variant Office

Bucharest House, Wandsworth 
Arboreal Architecture

Burrard House, Camden         
Paul Archer Design

Camden Square House, Camden
Square Feet Architects

Canal House, Camden
Emrys Architects

Chapel House, Camden     
SMR & Clifton Interiors

Charcoal House, Kingston     
Yellow Cloud Studio

Chivalry Road, Wandsworth  
Sketch Architects 

CNT.5, Haringey          
Melissa White Architects

Colyton Road, Southwark       
Burges Architects

Consort Road, Southwark       
Cooke Fawcett Architects

The Corner House, Southwark           
Studio 30

Cranfield Road, Lewisham     
Gruff Limited

Croxted Road, Southwark       
Marsh Keene Architects

Dissolve House, Camden        
Dominic McKenzie Architects 

dovercourt 02, Southwark    
Ambrose McCallum Architects Ltd

Dukes Avenue, Hounslow      

Dukes House, Haringey
Paul Archer Design

Effingham Road, Lewisham    
Meme Architects LLP

Elliott Square House, Camden          
DF_DC architects

Englefield Road, Islington      
DROO - Da Costa Mahindroo

Ferncroft Avenue, Camden    
Belsize Architects

The Floating Brick House, Wandsworth       
Stylus Architects 

Floating Cube House, Wandsworth   
Thomas and Spiers Architects

Folding House, Lambeth        
Thomas and Spiers Architects

Friern Terrace, Southwark     
Campbell Cadey

Gallery Loft, Hackney 
William Tozer Associates 

Garden Office in Hampton, Richmond upon Thames           
Square One Architects

Gillespie Road, Islington        
Trevor Brown Architect

Glazed Fissure House, Ealing
A-Zero Architects Ltd

Grafton Square, Lambeth      
Selencky///Parsons Architects

Greenwich Garden Studio, Greenwich          
MW Architects

House for a Stationer, Islington         
Architecture for London

A House for a Table, Redbridge         
Mustard Architects

House Revisited, Haringey     
Edward McCann Architecture

Hugo Road, Islington  
Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors

Janus House, Waltham Forest           
Office S&M

Kenilworth Avenue, Waltham Forest
Eckford Chong Design

Light Play, Kingston    
Sophie Bates Architects

London Fields, Hackney 
Maxwell and Company

Manor Avenue, Lewisham     
OEB Architects

Markhouse Maisonette, Waltham Forest     
Andrew Tam

Max's House, Islington           

Mid-Century House, Wandsworth     
Proctor & Shaw 

Milner Loft, Merton   

Muswell Hill, Haringey           
Mulroy Architects

N3 House, Barnet       
Phi Design + Build

The Nook House, Islington     
Draisci Studio

Number 22, Lambeth
R2 Studio Architects

Oliphant Street, Westminster            
Paper House Project

Palatine Avenue, Hackney    
George and James Architects LLP

Peppi's House, Richmond upon Thames       
Architecture:WK ltd

Pod House, Southwark           
Proctor & Shaw 

Powis Cloud, Kensington & Chelsea 
Lily Jencks Studio 

Primrose Hill House, Camden            
Barbara Weiss Architects

The Print Studio, Hackney      
Studio ROST

Reveal in Roof, Haringey        
con | form architects

Richmond Avenue, Islington  
Appleton Weiner

Rooftop Suite, Hackney         
West Architect with Atelier HI

The Rosendale House, Lambeth        
Studio 30

Sartor House, Kensington and Chelsea          
Rodic Davidson Architects

Sawtooth House, Southwark
Selencky///Parsons Architecture

SE24: Whilst sitting under a tree, Lambeth  
Turner Architects

The Signal House, Islington    
Fraher Architects

Slot House, Lewisham
nimtim architects

Lucy and Jack's Home, Haringey    
Zminkowska De Boise Architects

St Maur Road,Hammersmith and Fulham     
Oliver Leech Architects

St Paul's Road, Islington         
Marsh Keene Architects

The Stacked Tile Extension, Wandsworth      
YARD Architects

Stradella Road, Southwark    
De Rosee Sa

Studd Street, Islington           
ABN7 Architects

Tactile House, Lambeth         
Thomas and Spiers Architects

Timber Frame Two, Camden
YARD Architects

Tooting Contemporaine, Wandsworth          
YARD Architects

UNDER A TREE, Hackney        
Round Robin Studio Ltd

Victoria Mews, Brent 
Checa Romero Architects

Witherington Road, Islington

Yakisugi Rooms, Richmond Upon Thames    
Reed Watts

Yellow House, Lewisham       
Selencky///Parsons Architects

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By supporting Don’t Move, Improve! 2018 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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