Don’t Move, Improve! 2018 Winners

Sun Rain Rooms by Tonkin Liu has been crowned overall winner of Don’t Move, Improve! 2018! Celebrating London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, the annual competition promotes the value of good design to householders and the work of emerging architectural practices, and is recognised by the Dezeen Hot List as one of the world’s most popular design awards.

The winner was praised by the expert jury for its unique intervention to a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in Islington, showcasing how creative design can deliver truly innovative solutions that reinterpret the traditional garden. Tonkin Liu joins a prestigious line up of past winners, including Carl Turner Architects, Platform 5 Architects, Studio Octopi and Ben Adams Architects. Nine projects in total were recognised by the jury, in what proved to be a very competitive year of entries. 


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Sun Rain Rooms

Tonkin Liu

Sun Rain Rooms


Second Prize

Dewsbury Road

O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects

Dewsbury Road


Third Prize (Joint)

Bayston Road

Al-Jawad Pike

Bayston Road


Third Prize (Joint)

The Etch House

Fraher Architects

The Etch House


Best Use of Materials

Corduroy House

Manalo & White

Corduroy House


Best Use of Materials

Valetta House

Office S&M

Valetta House


Best Value

My House

MW Architects

Valetta House


Most Innovative

Pop-Up Ute

Friend and Company Architects

Valetta House


Best Historic Intervention

The Water Tank, Keeling House

Brian Heron Architects

Valetta House


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106 St. Margaret's, Twickenham      

61aMR, Walthamstow          
WIDGER Architecture

9 NewEnd, Hampstead          
M.OS Architects 

Aberdeen Park, Canonbury    
Studio 54 Architecture

Acute Intervention, Camberwell       
David Stanley Architects & Romy Grabosch

Albion Drive, London Fields  
ZCD Architects

Amhurst Road, Hackney Downs        
Poulsom Middlehurst

Anstey Road, Peckham          
MOCT Studio 

Arbour House, Peckham        
nimtim architects 

Artists' Home, Lewisham      
Red Squirrel Architects

Barnsbury House, Barnsbury 
FC Architects 

Bayston Road, Stoke Newington      
Al-Jawad Pike Ltd 

Beam House, Finsbury Park  
Chance de Silva

Belsize House, Belsize Park  
Studio Carver

Birch House, Tufnell Park
Peter Morris Architects

Bird's Nest, Harringay

Black Ridge House, Walthamstow   
Neil Dusheiko Architects

Bloomsbury Town House, Bloomsbury                     
Prewett Bizley Architects

Blue House, Dartmouth Park             
De Rosee Sa

Bow House, Bow       
Brian O'Tuama Architects

Burnt House, Maida Vale      
Hayhurst and Co

Burrows Road Glazed Envelope, Kensal Green        
RISE Design Studio 

Carlstone Lodge, East Barnet
Lipton Plant Architects

Chestnut Road, Tulse Hill      

Church Grove, Ladywell         
Gruff ltd. 

Columbia Road, Hoxton         
The DHaus Company LTD 

Cooke Apartment, Stoke Newington
Studio EMP Ltd 

Corduroy House, Hackney Downs      
Manalo & White

Crane House, Peckham          
burgess architects ltd

DA Residence, Walthamstow           

De Beauvoir House, Dalston 
Neil Dusheiko Architects

Dewsbury Road, Neasden     
O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects

Driffield Road, Bow   
Gresford Architects

Durham Road, Wimbledon   
Harp & Harp Ltd

Egg House, Knightsbridge     
Jonathan Tuckey Design

Elfort Road House, Arsenal   
Amos Goldreich Architecture

Elmar House, Seven Sisters  
Enbee Architecture and Design

Estcourt Road, Fulham          
Hogarth Architects

Extension, Queens Park                     
Pedder & Scampton Architects

Ferndale, Bromley     
Conibere Phillips Architects

Fin House, Arsenal    
Inter Urban Studios 

Frame House, Canonbury      
Hamish & Lyons

Garden Studio Gym, Walthamstow 
Eastwest Architecture

Graham Road, Hackney         
Ullmayer Sylvester Architects

Greswell Street, Fulham       
Simon Gill Architects 

Greville Road Studio, Kilburn            
Syte Architects 

Gunterstone Road, Baron’s Court
Alan Higgs Architects 

Hackney House, South Hackney        
FC Architects

Hackney P1, Hackney
CCASA Architects

Hide House, Barnes   
Laura Dewe Methews Architects 

Highbury House, Newington Green              
Appleton Weiner 

Hillcrest Road, Woodford      
Selencky Parsons

House 13, Clapham   
Studio Octopi

Iroko House, Herne Hill         
Grey Griffiths Architects

Kendal House, King's Cross   
Adam Khan Architects

Kitty's Coloured House, Stoke Newington    
Draisci Studio

Lewis Road, Sutton    
Harp & Harp Ltd

Liverpool Road, Islington       
MW Architects

Loft House, Drayton Park      
Mobile Studio Architects 

London Fields House, London Fields 
Brian O'Tuama Architects

Longhurst Road, Hither Green
Collective Works

M House, Strawberry Hill      
Architecture: WK

Manor Road, Stamford Hill   
Paul Archer Design

Marie's Wardrobe, Stoke Newington            
Webb Yates Engineers & Tsuruta Architects 

Martineau Road, Drayton Park          
Ullmayer Sylvester Architects

Mews House, Shepherd's Bush         
Hogarth Architects

Middle Room Project, Stroud Green 
A-Zero Architects

Mirror House, Blackheath     
Red Squirrel Architects

More Mews, Belsize Park      
Sanya Polescuk Architects

Mrs Custard's House, Brixton
Mustard Architects

My House, Peckham  
MW Architects

N1: Walled Garden, Shoreditch        
Turner Architects

Pear Tree House, Clerkenwell    
Michaelis Boyd Associates

Petersen Brick House, Hammersmith          
Neil Dusheiko Architects 

Pitch Perfect, Peckham          
nimtim architects

Pop-Up Ute*, Chalk Farm      
Friend and Company Architects

Queen's Park House, Queen's Park   
Hone Studio Limited 

Rachel's House, Haggerston
Paul Archer Design

Rafter House, Brixton
Grey Griffiths Architects

Reading Room, Belsize Park 
Studio Carver

Rear Extension in Hampton Hill                   
Square One Architects

Roman Haus, Highgate         
The DHaus Company LTD

Roman Road Gallery, Bethnal Green
Threefold Architects 

Rusholme Road, Putney        
Simon Gill Architects

SE5: Garden Library, Camberwell     
Turner Architects

Shakespeare Road, Herne Hill
Darren Oldfield Architects

Sheen House, Sheen  
R2 Studio Architects 

SHR 101, Stroud Green         

Sinter House, East Finchley   
Trewhela Williams

Slope House, Nunhead          
Poulsom Middlehurst 

St Thomas's Place, London Fields     
Building Designs

Sun Rain Rooms, Finsbury     
Tonkin Liu 

Taper House, Barnes 
Mustard Architects

The Avenue, Alexandra Palace          
The Vawdrey House

The Copper Lookout, Holloway          
Beasley Dickson Architects

The Corner House, Stoke Newington
Wall Studio

The Counsel House, Kew                   
Tigg + Coll Architects

The Curated Home, Balham  
Mustard Architects

The Etch House, Honor Oak   
Fraher Architects

The Grim House, Whitechapel          
Checa Romero Architects

The house that Jack built, Kensal Green       
Roach Yound Studio

The In-betweeny House, Lambeth    

The Looking Glass House, South Hackney    

The Old Post House, Hampton          
Reed Watts

The Potting Shed, Walthamstow      
Grey Griffiths Architects

The Stripe House, Battersea 

The Triangle, Clapton
Yellow Cloud Studio 

The Water Tank, Keeling House, Haggerston          
Brian Heron Architects

Tree House, London Fields    
ZCD Architects 

Twisted House, Sydenham    
Peter Morris Architects

Union Wharf, Hoxton 
Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects

Uplands Road, Crouch End    
Mulroy Architects

Valetta House, East Acton     
Office S&M

Victoria Park House, South Hackney 
Brian O'Tuama Architects 

Victorian Remix, Clapham    
Guarnieri Architects

Walford Road, Stoke Newington      

Wandsworth Common Westside, Wandsworth       

West London Family Home, Notting Hill      
Stiff + Trevillion

Wood House, Gipsy Hill         
RDA Architects 

Wrong House, South Hackney           
Matheson Whiteley

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