Don't Move, Improve! 2022 Shortlist


15 London renovation projects have been shortlisted for the New London Architecture's Don't Move, Improve! Awards 2022.

We are longtime champions of the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Awards, for the simple reason that it showcases the incredible innovation that is possible with a home improvement project.

But this year feels like it deserves a particularly special shout out to all those homeowners and architects and builders who have weathered an extremely stormy time in the construction industry. To navigate a house extension is always a challenge, let alone faced with covid-19, supply chain issues and material cost increases.

So to each of the teams behind this year’s 15 shortlisted projects for the 2022 edition of Don’t Move, Improve! Awards, we salute you!

PS. This year’s shortlist was selected from over 200 entries by a jury chaired by NLA’s director Amy Chadwick Till and including Phil Coffey, the director of Coffey Architects, Sebastian Wood, director of Whitby Wood, journalist Anna White and property expert Kunle Barker.


1. A Tuscan Veranda by Turner Architects

Photo credit: Adam Scott

2. Little Brownings by Archmongers Architects

Photo: French+Tye

3. Non Boxy Lofty by Fraher & Findlay

Photo: Chris Wharton

4. Pergola House by Benjamin Wilkes

Photo: Billy Bolton

5. Transitions by Red Squirrel Architects

Photo: Chris Wharton

6. Coffered House by Proctor & Shaw

Photo credits: Nick Deardon

7. Curve Appeal by Nimtim Architects

Photo credits: Megan Taylor

8. Artist Studio Conversion by VATRAA

Photo credits: Vatraa

9. Pink House by Oliver Leech Architects

Photo credits: Ståle Eriksen

10. Bay Window House by Gundry + Ducker

Photo credits: Jim Stephenson

11. Concrete Plinth House by DGN Studio

Photo credits: Building Narratives

12. Church Road by Ruffarchitects

Photo credits: Tim Soar

13. Shoji Apartment by Proctor & Shaw

Photo credits: Ståle Eriksen

14. Slide and Slot House by Ashton Porter Architects

Photo credits: Andy Stagg

15. Forest House by AOC

Photo credits: David Grandorge


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