1960s estate extension scoops NLA award for home improvements

An extension to a 1960’s estate in Gospel Oak, designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington, and a light-filled home in Bloomsbury designed by Stiff + Trevillion, were crowned as overall winners of New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards last night.

Maccreanor Lavington’s Ravenswood, a timber-framed extension to an end-of-terrace house, was lauded for its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates.

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MW Architects scooped second place for Cecilia Road, a refined copper, concrete and black-stained timber extension providing a home office and shower, and third place went to MUSTARD Architects, for RAW House in Peckham, which opened up a dark Victorian property to create a light-filled home.

The awards recognise London’s best and most innovative new home improvement projects. Winners were selected from a total of 44 shortlisted schemes, all of which are now on display in a free New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition at The Building Centre, WC1 until 12 February 2015.

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