Don't Move, Improve! 2013/14

Shortlist Announced

Slim House © Richard Chivers

NLA, supported by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), Heal’s and RIBA London is once again running Don't Move, Improve! 2013 - a competition, now in its fourth year, to find the best and most innovative home extensions, small office conversions andinterior design in London

The competition seeks to find the best ways to create more space to live and work in London, and is open to architectural practices, interior designers and members of the public who have completed extensions or refurbishment projects in London within the last three years. 

The following projects were shortlisted:

Home Extension 
Ardilaun Road by Waind Gohil Architects
Barbican Triplex Refurbishment by Velorose 
50 Beversbrook Road by Roman Pardon Architecture & Design 
Book Tower House by Platform 5 Architects 
Canfield Gardens by Scenario Architecture Ltd 
Cloth House by Manalo & White 
Clyde Road by Andrew Mulroy Architects Ltd 
Dalston House by HÛT 
Dartmouth Park Road by Appleton Weiner 
Eaton Terrace by Project Orange 
Farrer House by West Architecture 
Folded Roof by Knott Architects 
The Garden Kitchen by Fraher Architects Ltd
Granville Road by Lipton Plant Architects 
Gretel House by Simon Gill Architects 
Hampstead Beach House by Hayhurst and Co. 
House of Many Terraces by Threefold Architects 
Islington House by Neil Dusheiko Architects 
Janssens Kobler House by Liddicoat & Goldhill 
Jimi House by Paul Archer Design 
Johnston Residence by Stephen Fletcher Architects 
Cinematographer's House and Studio by Inside Out Architecture 
Mt Ephraim Lane by AndArchitects 
The Orangery  by Liddicoat & Goldhill 
Pelham Road by Granit Architects 
Reinventing the Railway Cottage by Studio Mark Ruthven & Clifton Interiors 
Shadow House by Knott Architects 
The Slim House by Alma-nac Collaborative Architecture 
18 Townley Road by Glas Architects 
Twisted House by RCKa 
The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins 
Victoria Park House by Ian Hay architects 
Wedges by Space Group Architects   

Home Interior Design 
Bermondsey Warehouse Loft by FORM design architecture 
Bonhôte House by AOC Architecture 
Brunswick Flat by Friend & Co Architects 
Cabinet of Curiosities by Threefold Architects 
Charlie, Mark & Orlando's Basement by Zminkowska De Boise Architects 
Clerkenwell Loft by Inside Out Architecture 
Maresfield Gardens by MW Architects 
Nile Street Loft by design-NA architects 
Private Residential Scheme - West London by Studio Seilern Architects 
Shoreditch Church Penthouse by Space Group Architects   

Small Office Conversion or Refurbishment
Pentonville Road by HÛT 
Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects 
244 Vauxhall Bridge Road by Space Group Architects 

Winning projects were announced in December 2013, and all shortlisted projects were shown in an exhibition at NLA from 6 December 2013 until 6 February 2014. 

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Shortlisted projects were judged by an eminent jury, chaired by Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA: 

  • Carmel Allen, Brand Champion, Heal's 
  • Rab Bennetts, Founding Director of Bennetts Associates Architects 
  • Daniel Hopwood, Continuing Professional Development Director, BIID
  • Philippa Stockley, journalist, editor and critic specialising in architecture and design 
  • George Stowell, Practice Principal, George Stowell Architects 
  • Tamsie Thomson, Director, RIBA London

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  • Winning practices have been awarded a 12-month membership of NLA (value: £1,295+VAT)
  • Winning homeowners were awarded gift vouchers from Heal's
  • Shortlisted and winning architects and designers took part in a Don't Move, Improve! public event, offering free advice on home extensions and design on Saturday 25 January 2014

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