Don’t Move, Improve! 2020 shortlist names London’s best new house extensions

An experimental brick extension, a house with fir-lined reading nooks and an apartment covered in 30,000 wooden blocks are three of the projects vying to be named London’s best home improvement of 2020. There are 25 projects shortlisted to win this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! contest – an annual awards programme held by New London Architecture […]

Hidden roof terrace added to North London townhouse

A hidden roof terrace and minimal wood-lined interiors are among the features that O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects and Cathie Curran have added in an overhaul of this north London house. Aptly named North London House, the renovation and extension added an attic bedroom, a ground floor studio flat and a private terrace connected to the kitchen and […]

Russell Jones inserts small black home into Victorian outbuilding in London

London-based architect Russell Jones has designed a house in Tottenham clad in corrugated cellulose sheets, which peeks up from behind the brick wall of a former Victorian outbuilding. Jones transformed the outbuilding, which has over the years served as a beer store, stable and a workshop, into a two-bedroom home that has a minimal impact […]

31/44 Architects puts a modern spin on a Victorian terrace in south London

31/44 Architects shows how London‘s 19th-century townhouses can be brought into the 21st century, with this three-home development in Peckham. The London-based studio renovated an end-of-terrace property, to create a garden flat and a two-storey maisonette, then added a new-build, three-bedroom house alongside. Called Corner House, the development is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Victorian-era […]

Hopkins House – a high-tech home

Hopkins House was designed by Michael and Patty Hopkins as their own home. We take a look at the lightweight steel and glass house as part of our series on high-tech architecture. Completed in 1976 in the north London suburb of Hampstead, Hopkins House was the first project designed by the husband-and-wife team. The two-storey, lightweight steel […]

Stanton Williams wraps home in Hampstead in a “textured protective shell”

Deep openings for windows and doors have been “carved out” of the pale brick base of this home in the conservation area of Hampstead, designed by London studio Stanton Williams. Designed for a Swedish-Japanese couple, Fleet House replaces a former 1950s home and adopts the boundary wall typology typical of the area, updating it to be what […]

Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London’s Chelsea

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists’ studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. The property is located on Glebe Place in London’s Chelsea, a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when […]

Studio BAM! builds Infill House in London garden

Architecture practice Studio BAM! has built a skinny house clad in charred cedar in the garden of a Victorian end-of-terrace home in London. Infill House has been built on a wedge of land alongside the existing home, which tapers from a width of seven metres at the rear of the house to just two metres […]

Delvendahl Martin Architects adds studio flat with jagged roof to artists’ workshop

A jagged corrugated metal-clad extension sits atop a brick base at 6 Broadway Market Mews, London, which Delvendahl Martin Architects built over an artist’s studio. London studio Delvendahl Martin Architects refurbished the ground-floor workshop and built a new living space above. 6 Broadway Market Mews is one of a series of projects that the practice […]

Matthew Chamberlain proposes Street Tree Pods to alleviate London’s housing crisis

University of Westminster graduate Matthew Chamberlain has designed a sustainable treehouse to provide starter homes on London‘s streets, while also tackling the city’s high pollution levels. The Street Tree Pods are teardrop-shaped structures made from wood, designed to merge with existing or new trees. Taking up the same amount of space as a single car-parking bay, each […]

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