Don't Move, Improve! 2011/2012

Friday 3 February – Sunday 22 April 2012

Suburban Studio

The Jewel Box © Andy Matthews

Cornerstone © Charles Hosea

Magnificent Container © Tim Crocker

Belsize Garage Studios © Sanya Polescuk Architects

The 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)

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NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Free Entry

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NLA and the Building Centre

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

We are closed on Sundays, Bank Holidays, Easter Saturday and for the Christmas period from 24th December to the first working weekday of January.

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