Don't Move, Improve! 2011/2012

In association with RIBA London and the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)
Retail Partner: BoConcept
Media partner: Elle Decoration
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Suburban StudioThe Jewel Box - Andy MatthewsCornerstone - Charles HoseaMagnificent Container - Tim CrockerBelsize Garage Studios - Sanya Polescuk ArchitectsThe Brunswick Centre Apartment - Martin Gruenanger
An exhibition of the 72 shortlisted schemes from this year’s ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ competition, which invited architects and homeowners from across Greater London to submit their most innovative and well-designed home extension, interior design and small office conversion projects completed within the last three years.

Projects on display range from roof, basement and side extensions to complete home refurbishments and garden workspaces.

The schemes were judged by an eminent jury including Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA; Elle Decoration's Editor-in-Chief Michelle Ogundehin; Tamsie Thomson, Director at RIBA London; David Mikhail of David Mikhail Architects and the British Institute of Interior Design’s President Diana Yakeley.

The winners of the 2011/12 awards are:

Home Extension or Refurbishment
Joint Winner: Dove House, Gundry & Ducker
Joint Winner: Suburbanstudio, Ashton Porter Architects
Runner-up: The Jewel Box, Fraher Architects
Commendation: Cornerstone, Threefold Architects

Office Extension or Refurbishment

Winner: Magnificent Container, Carl Turner Architects
Commendation: Belsize Garage Studio, Sanya Polescuk Architects

Home Interior Design

Commendation: The Brunswick Centre Apartment, Space Group Architects

A pdf of all shortlisted projects can be downloaded here (file size: 30MB)