Revamped London house features white surfaces and concrete details that match a brutalist neighbour

William Tozer Associates has overhauled a Victorian terraced house in north London, introducing a white, modern living area that faces out onto a neighbouring brutalist estate. London-based William Tozer Associates refurbished and reconfigured the house in Highgate, which forms part of an Italianate terrace. Immediately behind the terrace is the Abbey Road housing co-op – a brutalist estate designed in the

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Tsuruta Architects designs staircase in London house from thousands of plywood pieces

Nearly 2000 pieces of plywood slot together like a puzzle in this staircase, which features in a London home that has been overhauled by local studio Tsuruta Architects. The architects were tasked with reconfiguring the layout of a seven-bedroom 20th-century house to create an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room; two bathrooms; and four bedrooms on the upper three

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McLaren Excell adds contrasting pale-brick extension to black-painted Victorian house

A pair of interlocking volumes clad in pale brick and fronted by large, frameless windows extend the rear of this Victorian house in west London, which has been overhauled by McLaren Excell. Local studio McLaren Excell was tasked with renovating the property and a former stable yard in the Richmond area of London to create a house

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Mulroy Architects extends Edwardian home in north London with angled skylights and glazed passage

Mulroy Architects has added a glass passageway to the side of this three-storey house in north London, which features an interior fitted with bespoke oak joinery and furnishings by local studio Manea Kella. London-based Mulroy Architects maintained the period character of the facade of the end-of-terrace Edwardian home, while modernising the interior with minimalist furnishings by interior

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Perforated steel and pavement lights let the sun pierce London townhouse by Andy Martin Architecture

Andy Martin Architecture gutted this five-storey Georgian townhouse in Belgravia, adding glass pavement lights to the ground floor to allow natural light to filter down to the basement. Andy Martin’s locally based firm was tasked with bringing extra light into the residence of their clients, who wanted to introduce elements of their Sardinian heritage into the central London

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Giles and Pike Architects adds stepped glass extension to Victorian house in south London

Giles Pike Architects has extended this house in Putney, southwest London, using glass walls to flood the new basement living areas with natural light. Local studio Giles Pike Architects designed the stepped extension for a Victorian semi-detached house to create an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room. The architects excavated ground at the back of the Felsham Road property to extend

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De Rosee Sa uses cobbled courtyards to bring light into west London house

A trio of courtyards covered in cobbles and surrounded by glass break up this London home, which has cedar-lined walls that reference the old timber store it replaces. London-based architecture studio De Rosee Sa designed the house for a client who lived across the road from the old timber storage yard. He bought the site located between terraces and a row of 16 garages

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Bronze balconies project from trio of brick housing blocks by Alison Brooks Architects

Balconies with bronze frames break up the brick exterior of these three housing blocks in northwest London by Alison Brooks Architects – a finalist for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. Brooks’ London firm designed Ely Court to create 44 new homes as part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan – one of the largest regeneration schemes in London. The 6,509-square-metre complex

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Studiomama uses sliding plywood furniture to overhaul 13-square-metre house in London

Studiomama has overhauled this tiny single-storey house in north London with built-in plywood furniture including a fold-out bed, a standing desk and extendable dining benches with pink cushions. Studiomama co-founders Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama bought the former mini-cab office building in an auction as a challenge to make a tiny space comfortable for living. Tolstrup and Mama took pointers from the design of small caravans and

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Simon Astridge adds dusty-pink concrete extension to north London house

Simon Astridge has used pigmented concrete to create the pink facade of this extension to a north London house, accenting the warm-toned colours found in the existing brick walls. The London-based architect added the extension and reconfigured the interiors of the mid-terrace house in Islington to create an open-plan kitchen and dining room for its new residents – a young

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Movie explores Jonathan Tuckey’s home in a former steel workshop in London

Filmmaker Tapio Snellman has documented the home of Jonathan Tuckey in this movie, which was created 14 years after the architect overhauled a 19th-century London workshop to create it. The architect, who is the founder of London-based firm Jonathan Tuckey Design, renovated and extended the steel fabricator’s workshop in 2002 to create a unique home for his family and their dog.

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Theis + Khan updates Notting Hill house with basement pool and cinema

This west London house has been overhauled by British practice Theis + Khan to a “cave-like” swimming pool in the basement and a twisting white staircase. Architect couple Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan extended the basement of the five-storey House in Notting Hill Gate, stretching it beneath the front garden and part way under the rear garden. The architects

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Pamphilon Architects’ larch-clad extension echoes butterfly roof of east London terrace

Slats of larch dress this angular addition to a Victorian property in Dalston, which was built for a young family and is shortlisted in 2017’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition for best London house extension.  London-based studio Pamphilon Architects added the 30-square-metre timber volume to the rear of a family home on Stamford Road, replacing an existing 1960s extension that was too

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Architecture for London builds one house extension in slate and another in brick

Architecture for London has created a pair of contrasting extensions for adjoining houses in east London, using pale brick for one and dark slate for the other. With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across the UK capital, the London-based firm designed the Tower Hamlets Tandem project for two neighbours who wanted to extend their attached properties

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Scenario Architecture covers London house extension in larch and heather

Scenario Architecture has added a wooden extension with a jagged heather-covered roof and a large window to the rear of an east London house. The two-storey Evering Road apartment occupies the ground and basement floor of a Victorian house in a Hackney conservation area. London-based Scenario Architecture was asked by the owners, a couple who had lived

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London house extension by Bureau de Change Architects features dark blue kitchen and bright white lounge

Peaks and troughs accommodate planting on the roof of this concrete extension to a south London house by Bureau de Change Architects, which has a blue and white interior. Bureau de Change Architects, which was co-founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, extended house in Clapham to create a lounge and kitchen with sliding glass doors that open to the garden.

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Lipton Plant Architects adds double-height glazed extension to London house

Lipton Plant Architects created this glazed extension for a house in north London to offer residents views between its various levels and out to the garden. London-based studio Lipton Plant Architects extended and reconfigured the end-of-terrace house for a family in Islington. The aim was provide better connections with the garden, between upstairs and downstairs, and to bring more light into

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Neil Dusheiko creates home for his father-in-law featuring a wall of ceramics and glassware

A wall of storage filled with art and ceramics features inside this house that architect Neil Dusheiko has renovated for his father-in-law, near his own home in north London. Dusheiko overhauled a typical Victorian property in Stoke Newington to create Gallery House, which involved extending the ground floor to create a spacious new kitchen, and refurbishing

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R2 studio enlivens Victorian London home with bold colour palette

This terraced family home in southeast London has been brightened up with a colourful open-plan living space and a loft extension offering rooftop views. London-based practice R2 Studio created spacious and colourful areas within the originally dark and narrow 19th-century house, located in the London area of Kennington. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall that leads to a

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Extra-tall windows connect Studio Octopi’s Slot House with its patio garden

Studio Octopi has overhauled a terraced house in north London, adding an extension that features a three-storey-high window and a two-storey-high pivoting door. Prior to Studio Octopi’s intervention, the Victorian property had been subjected to an extensive overhaul in the 1980s that had failed to resolve the lack of internal cohesion and cramped feel of the living spaces.

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Peter Salter creates labyrinthine London townhouses to experiment with different ideas

Doorways disguised as mirrors, secret corners, moving walls and yurt-shaped rooms feature in these four elaborate London townhouses that architect Peter Salter has been crafting for the last 13 years. Arranged around a courtyard in London’s Notting Hill, the four Walmer Yard properties all feel like part of the same family – with similar finishes and furnishings – but each one

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Red pyramidal rooms form Henning Stummel’s London home

A cluster of red metal-clad volumes are arranged around a secluded courtyard at Henning Stummel’s self-designed home in west London. The Tin House is squeezed onto a plot surrounded and overlooked by traditional terraced houses in Shepherd’s Bush. It was designed by Henning Stummel as a new home for his family, with a studio for his practice located

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Pamphilon Architects adds textured brick extension to Edwardian house in London

Protruding bricks texture the walls of this extension to an early 20th-century house in north London, which was designed by Pamphilon Architects for a fashion designer client. The east London studio added the brick extension to the rear of the terraced house in the borough of Harringay, expanding its small existing kitchen. The studio named the project Lacy Brick

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Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits atop park-side home in Hackney

A glass box peeps over a brick wall at this Victorian property in east London, introducing natural light into the new living space created by local architecture practice Studio 304. The Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits on top of an existing single-storey living space at the back of the Hackney residence. It is designed to flood a newly

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Edgley Design builds family home around 100-year-old pear tree in south London

This house in south London, arranged around an old pear tree, was designed by British architect Jake Edgley as a home for himself and his family. Edgley, who is the director of London practice Edgley Design, created Pear Tree House for the site of a Victorian orchard in Dulwich, in the London Borough of Southwark. He split the house into two

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Victorian loft conversion by A Small Studio creates “relaxation oasis”

A dormer window with a thick black frame offers views of the garden from this reading room, which is one of three new loft spaces created for a home in south-east London by A Small Studio. The reading room is the focal point of the London studio’s Project Escape (to the Roof), created for a family who wanted to add

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Edgley Design finishes London terrace with angular zinc-clad frontage

London studio Edgley Design has completed and moved into this zinc-clad development in Islington comprising basement offices, and a row of terraced houses with a saw-tooth profile. The Godson Street scheme is a joint venture by architect Jake Edgley, and local business owners Chris Joannou of CKS Partnership and James Engel of Spaced Out, who purchased an empty brownfield

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Henri Bredenkamp converts derelict university building into family home

Architect Henri Bredenkamp has overhauled a Victorian house once used as a teaching space by Goldsmiths university in south London to create a light-filled home for his family. Bredenkamp of London-based Studio 30 Architects, refurbished and extended the basement when converting the 19th-century property into a home for himself, his wife and their young son. He called it The Study House as the residence was formerly

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Peter Barber creates “cosy” brick arches for London housing scheme

Peter Barber Architects has completed a row of terraced houses in London’s Stratford, featuring a monolithic brick facade punctuated by recessed arches and balconies. Worland Gardens is a group of three-storey townhouses situated on a previously vacant lot owned by the London Borough of Newham. The local council designated the site for shared-ownership properties – buildings More

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Trio of brick volumes form Highgate House by Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke has completed a north London house featuring three brick volumes and a grand window facing into woodland, as documented in these images by Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet. British studio Carmody Groarke designed Highgate House for a young family on a plot that backs onto Highgate Wood. Slightly set back from the street, the three volumes feature brick walls to complement More

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McGarry-Moon Architects updates Richmond Park gatehouse with contemporary extension

Northern Ireland studio McGarry-Moon Architects has renovated a historic house in west London, and added a contemporary timber and concrete extension connected by a glass-lined corridor (+ slideshow). Warren Cottage is a Victorian property situated within the Coombe Wood conservation area in Kingston upon Thames. The house is heritage-listed due to its former role as More

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DRMM’s Trafalgar Place development features multi-hued brickwork and communal gardens

Multi-coloured bricks cover the facades of this residential scheme by architects dRMM, which is built on the site of the former brutalist Heygate Estate in south London and has been shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize (+ slideshow). Trafalgar Place was commissioned by Southwark Council and provides 235 homes, built by developer Lend Lease as the first phase More

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Hayhurst and Co creates “hanging-basket roof” for designers’ home and studio

Architecture studio Hayhurst and Co has built a home and studio for leading leather-design duo Whitaker Malem, featuring a steeply stepped roof covered in over 800 plants (+ slideshow). Called Garden House, the two-storey residence is located in the De Beauvoir area of London’s Hackney and is one of 20 houses vying for this year’s RIBA House of the Year More

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Selencky Parsons adds stepped extension to 1960s terraced house in London

Architecture studio Selencky Parsons has extended a typical midcentury end-of-terrace house in southeast London by adding a pair of brick gables that diminish in size like Russian dolls (+ slideshow). The property is typical of local authority housing built across the capital in the postwar period. Its current owners invited Selencky Parsons to propose a renovation More

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Kirkwood McCarthy adds zinc-clad garden wing to north London house

Kirkwood McCarthy has added a black zinc-clad wing to the rear of a London house, creating a light-filled living space that sits between the garden and a new courtyard. East London-based Kirkwood McCarthy designed the extension for a Victorian-era property on Pages Lane in Muswell Hill. The studio – which was founded by Sophie McCarthy and Fiona Kirkwood – was approached by their More

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Denizen Works adds burnt wood cladding to Modernist house in London’s Highgate

Charred larch slats now cover the exterior of this Modernist house in north London, thanks to a “macabre” upgrade intended by architecture studio Denizen Works to reference the nearby Highgate Cemetery (+ slideshow) East London-based Denizen Works won a competition to design a new facade for the ageing Valhalla Highgate. The aim was to help it fit in with its impressive More

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Robert and Jessica Barker build trio of London houses including live-work space for themselves

Brick piers frame the double-height windows of these three houses that husband and wife team Robert and Jessica Barker have slotted behind a row of Victorian terraces in southeast London (+ slideshow). Robert of Baca Architects and Jessica of Stolon Studio, designed one of the homes as a live-work space for themselves and the other two to part-fund the project. The development, which More

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Alma-nac creates huge pivoting door for London house extension

A three-metre-high pivoting glass door protrudes from the sloping roof of this London house extension, which is clad in fibre-cement panels to match a refurbished dormer window (+ slideshow). Designed by London studio Alma-nac, the renovation and extension of the Victorian terraced house on Landells Road, East Dulwich, was completed for a young couple. The aim was More

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Giles Pike Architects completes timber-clad house for a tiny London plot

A narrow window extends up to the roof of this chapel-like wooden house in southwest London, bringing light into a compact interior that is partly sunken below ground (+ slideshow). The two-bedroom house in Putney was designed by local studio Giles Pike Architects – whose previous projects include a concrete and steel extension to a brick workshop in Hackney. The architects had been granted More

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Sam Jacob to convert former London pub into Postmodern-style house and nursery

Architect Sam Jacob has unveiled plans to convert a former east-London pub into a home for himself and a nursery – with Postmodern touches including curving facades and assorted window shapes. Sam Jacob Studio has now been granted planning permission for the four-storey property, which will continue to host the nursery that currently occupies its ground and basement levels. London-based Jacob More

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Dallas Pierce Quintero arranges small London home around four courtyards

Angled bricks create three-dimensional zigzags across the walls of this London house, which architects office Dallas Pierce Quintero built on a tiny infill plot in east London (+ slideshow). Named Courtyard House, the 95-square-metre home occupies an L-shaped site that was once the garden of its neighbour, but at some stage had been partitioned off to function as a builder’s More

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Herringbone patterns feature inside angular house extension by Platform 5

London architecture studio Platform 5 has added a cranked extension to a Victorian house in Hackney, featuring a herringbone-patterned dining table that matches the parquet flooring. Platform 5 was asked to adapt the existing L-shaped property to provide more sociable spaces for family living, including a kitchen and dining area that opens onto the rear More

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HÛT adds “jewel-like” glass extension to east London house

With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across London unabated, architects office HÛT has updated an east London terrace with a new glazed dining room (+ slideshow). London-based HÛT was asked to refurbish and extend a Victorian property in London’s Mile End, improving the flow of internal spaces. Like many homeowners in the British capital, the clients were hoping to More

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Liddicoat & Goldhill adds brick and concrete townhouse to the end of a London terrace

This end-of-terrace house in west London by Liddicoat & Goldhill features a fully glazed rear section that allows daylight to reach neighbouring properties (+ movie). London-based Liddicoat & Goldhill designed the brick and concrete Tailored House for a Kensington site damaged by bombing in the second world war, to complete an existing terrace of Victorian townhouses. Numerous challenges and restrictions influenced the design of More

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Londoners’ “tastes have improved” say architects as home-extension market explodes

A growing thirst for contemporary design is transforming the market for house extensions in London, according to architects working in the city (+ slideshow). While 20 years ago architects might have been embarrassed to talk about their extension work, or saw it as a platform to help get them bigger projects, today there are studios that have built their More

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SAM Architects uses recycled brick and charred wood for London mews house

SAM Architects chose century-old brickwork and charred larch for the exterior of this mews house in southeast London, which features a brightly coloured kitchen and a folding facade (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Paolo Vimercati and Melanie Schubert of SAM Architects bought a double garage hidden away behind a row of heritage-listed houses in Camberwell in late 2011 with the More

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Forrester Architects’ London house extension has a “butterfly” roof and exposed wooden rafters

The butterfly wing-shaped roof of this rear extension to a Victorian house in north London by local architect Kenny Forrester references the shape of the city’s traditional terraced rooflines (+ slideshow). Forrester Architects was keen to avoid applying the standard lean-to typology for the extension on Harcombe Road, which was required to increase the living More

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William Tozer’s split-level Raumplan House is based on the theories of Adolf Loos

Architect William Tozer applied Adolf Loos’ Raumplan concept to this London house extension, which features several stepped levels that are all visually connected. Tozer’s London-based studio was asked to extend the Victorian terraced property to create more space for the clients and their dogs, as well as easily accessible storage for photography and fitness equipment. Several factors More

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Studio Octopi adds plywood-lined loft extension to RCA professor’s house

London office Studio Octopi has returned to a house it renovated over five years ago to add a loft extension, creating a study and a reading room connected by a perforated steel staircase (+ slideshow). While the original project involved adapting the existing space of the terraced Victorian house in Battersea, south London, this latest intervention More

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London house remodelled by Studio 30 with loft bedroom and courtyard-inspired kitchen

Studio 30 has transformed a terraced house in west London with a new loft bedroom and an enlarged family kitchen, both featuring walls that fold open to offer better views of a garden and nearby park (+ slideshow). The Shepherds Bush extension and loft conversion, which was awarded third place in a competition for London’s best house More

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Threefold Architects completes light-filled London home for a pair of objets d’art collectors

Glass walls and a generous light-filled atrium offer plentiful views of the surrounding garden and sky for residents of this north London house by Threefold Architects (+ slideshow). Located at the end of a terrace in Highgate, the two-storey residence was planned to sit amongst trees, plants and lawns, so the London-based Threefold Architects team allowed this More

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APA creates warehouse-inspired interior for refurbished London townhouse

Architecture studio APA has renovated a Victorian townhouse in London’s Canonbury neighbourhood, creating a bright and open interior intended to recreate the spaciousness of a converted warehouse (+ slideshow). The terraced property built in the 1860s had previously been subdivided into two flats, but its new owners asked APA to reinstate the original internal arrangement and make the most of More

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“The cult of self-build, do-it-yourself and ‘bottom up’ housing has reached impressive proportions”

Opinion: Walter Segal’s self-build houses in south London and Assemble’s Turner Award-winning Granby Four Streets project in Liverpool are rightly celebrated, but they’re not the answer to the housing crisis, says Owen Hatherley. The awarding of the Pritzker Prize to Alejandro Aravena, whose practice, Elemental, is best known for its “half-built” affordable housing scheme in Iquique, Chile, More

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Knox Bhavan Architects completes pair of brownstone terraces in south London

Knox Bhavan Architects designed this pair of sandstone residences to complete an Edwardian terrace in Dulwich, south London (+ slideshow). The street-facing facades are made from a terracotta-coloured sandstone known as brownstone and detailed with white sandstone lintels, columns and cills. The design and proportions reflect the stucco detailing of the early-20th-century houses on either side. The More

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London’s best new house extensions revealed in Don’t Move, Improve! 2016 awards

Dezeen promotion: a south London residence updated with new living spaces, custom-built furniture and a two-storey lightwell has been named winner in a competition to find London’s best house extensions (+ slideshow). Designed by Tsuruta Architects to reveal “memories of place and construction”, House of Trace is a two-storey addition to a Victorian property in south More

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Archmongers revamps 1960s London terrace using glazed tiles and an elaborate staircase

London studio Archmongers has remodelled and extended a 1960s terrace house in the city, refreshing the facade with glazed tiles similar to those found on London’s tube stations (+ slideshow). Clock House in north London was designed by Margaret Bursa – a director at Archmongers – to provide a new home for herself, her husband, and their More

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Mustard Architects exploits corners and crevices in Nook House renovation

A concrete window seat, geometric tiles and a storage wall made of wooden boxes feature inside this east London house that has been renovated and extended by local studio Mustard Architects (+ slideshow). Named Nook House, the project involved doubling the ground-floor space of the Victorian-era property, but also making it more open plan. The result More

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Chris Dyson Architects adds two blackened-wood extensions to a London terraced house

Chris Dyson Architects has replaced the rear of a Victorian house in east London with a two-storey extension clad in charred cedar (+ slideshow). The refurbishment to the Kenworthy Road home in Hackney was designed to maximise the restricted space and increase natural daylight into the rear of the property. “The client wanted to create two additional bedrooms, more spacious and brightly More

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London house extension by Alexander Martin features a double-height window wall

Alexander Martin Architects has added a three-storey extension to a Victorian house in north London, featuring brick walls and a big window facing out to the garden (+ slideshow). The addition to a home in the city’s Crouch End neighbourhood was designed by Alexander Martin Architects to replace a two-storey extension that failed to create an appropriate […]

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Jamie Fobert pairs handmade bricks with copper panelling for London townhouse

This London townhouse by Jamie Fobert Architects features handmade bricks, copper panelling and Georgian-inspired window shutters. Located at the end of a mews in the Bloomsbury conservation area, an area dominated by 18th and early 19th-century architecture, the four-storey house occupies a prominent corner plot. London-based Fobert was asked to ensure the building didn’t dominate its surroundings. His […]

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Vaulted House by vPPR is a London residence topped by six protruding skylights

Six vaulted skylights form the roof of this west London house by architecture studio vPPR, which also features two sunken courtyards (+ slideshow). Named Vault House, the two-storey residence was built over the site of a former taxi garage in Hammersmith, surrounded on all sides by neighbouring properties. This situation made it difficult to add windows on […]

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Giles Pike adds galvanised steel extension to house in converted Victorian workshop

Giles Pike Architects chose concrete and galvanised steel for the renovation and extension of this east London house, referencing the brick building’s industrial heritage. The initial plan was to demolish the Victorian workshop on Sewdley Street, Hackney, to make way for a new house. But the client instead opted for a solution that would utilise the existing shell and therefore […]

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Tate Harmer creates ribbed timber house extension in west London

Thick wooden ribs frame this extension to a family house in west London by architecture studio Tate Harmer (+ slideshow). The Dalston-based architects were first tasked with overhauling the interior of the Edwardian-style house, which is located within a conservation area in Shepherds Bush. But they were also asked to extend a small kitchen at the […]

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Hampstead house by Canaway Fleming Architects features five courtyards and stark white walls

Canaway Fleming Architects has completed an “unashamedly modern” house in a north London conservation area, featuring rooms that frame a series of small courtyards (+ slideshow). The two-storey Courtyard House is located behind a 17th-century cottage in North End, Hampstead. But unlike its historic and traditional neighbour, the residence was designed as a series of […]

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Day House by Paul Archer Design is a zinc-clad home slotted into an existing London terrace

This zinc-clad mews house in London by Paul Archer Design looks like a two-storey home from the front, but actually contains four storeys inside (+ slideshow). Day House by Paul Archer Design was built for a couple who previously lived in an apartment and wanted more space. It replaces a 1970s house in Islington, London, […]

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Ash Sakula Architects designs three mews houses for a rural eco development

Wooden shingles clad the end wall and pitched roofs of this terrace in the English county of Hampshire, designed as a prototype for affordable, sustainable construction in the area (+ slideshow). The row of three houses designed by London studio Ash Sakula Architects forms part of a redevelopment project that involves transforming a former military base into […]

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Brackenbury House by Neil Dusheiko features a curved brick extension and pop-up cinema room

This refurbished and extended London house by local studio Neil Dusheiko Architects includes a pop-up screening room for the owner, who works for film company Universal Studios (+ slideshow). Studio founder Neil Dusheiko was asked to overhaul an existing two-storey Victorian brick home in Hammersmith, west London, to create more space for a young family. As […]

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Islington extension by Coffey Architects brings in light through a sunken courtyard

A sunken courtyard brings daylight down into the new living room and study of this north London home, added by Coffey Architects in place of an old garage. Located in a conservation area in Islington, the three-storey Georgian house previously had no garden, only a narrow courtyard that was permanently in shadow because of the garage at […]

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HÛT uses pre-rusted steel for extension to Victorian brick house in London

This oxidised-steel extension to an end-of-terrace Victorian house in east London peeks over the top of the adjacent brick boundary wall, which is interrupted by a matching steel gate (+ slideshow). The extension was designed by local architecture firm HÛT to occupy an underused alley at the side of a property in London Fields – […]

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Plywood and oak rooms feature inside renovated former home of Black Beauty author Anna Sewell

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects has created a plywood and oak residence within a Stoke Newington coach house that was once the home of Anna Sewell, the author of the Black Beauty novel. Bradley Van Der Straeten was asked to refurbish the interior of the old brick house in north London to accommodate a new two-bedroom residence. The architects designed a […]

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