These home renovations were shortlisted for a top architecture award

15 of London’s best home renovations, championed in the annual Don’t Move, Improve! architecture award 2023, serve plenty of inspiration for anyone considering their own home improvements.

Now in its 12th year, the award is run by london/” data-ylk=”slk:New London Architecture;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “New London Architecture, showcasing the diversity and character of the properties being redesigned in London.

The homes in the shortlist embraced the ‘Green Ambitions’ theme, with a focus on improving the sustainable credentials of the city’s homes. There’s also a nod to the importance of our spaces supporting our wellbeing, with an emphasis on promoting better access to surrounding nature, more daylight, mood-enhancing colours and maximising space for compact living.

From the shortlist of 15, there are eight winners, whose projects particularly impressed the judges. See the results below.


  • The Don’t Move, Improve! Home of the Year 2023: The Secret Garden Flat by Nic Howett Architect
  • Under £100k Prize: Colour Casing by District. Architects
  • Environmental Leadership Prize: Low Energy House by Architecture for London
  • Urban Oasis Prize: Kitchen in the Woods by A Small Studio
  • Compact Design of the Year Prize: Lubetkin Apartment by Studio naama
  • Unique Character Prize: CLT House by Unknown Works
  • Transformations Prize: Elizabeth Mews by Trewhela Williams
  • Materiality and Craftsmanship Prize: Brückenhaus by R2 Studio Architects

Take a look at the shortlisted and winning projects in more detail…

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