Create Cool New Spaces Inspired By These 10 Innovative Home Additions

Create Cool New Spaces Inspired By These 10 Innovative Home Additions

Independent forum New London Architecture, in collaboration with furniture company Heal’s, design publication Dezeen and the Royal Institute of British Architects, are celebrating the best new extensions in London in the sixth annual “Don’t Move, Improve!” competition. A shortlist of 33 finalists was just announced today, and with it comes a trove of ideas for future renovations. Take a look at 10 standouts.

1. The Brackenbury House by Neil Dusheiko Architects employs a curved brick wall to connect the existing house to the new open-plan extension, which helps open up the space to the courtyard garden. A new section of glass flooring also funnels light into the otherwise dark cinema and playroom in the basement. (Photo by Tim Crocker via Dezeen)

2.In what’s called a side-return extension, this extension project by Russian For Fish reclaims the full width of the lot for a super open ground floor, allowing more light to reach the front of the Victorian terrace house. (Photo via Russian For Fish)

3.A compact backyard addition by AO Architecture introduces built-in seating and a striking ceiling treatment. (Photo via AO Architecture)

4. For the “Cut and Frame” house, Ashton Porter Architects added square-shaped floating seat that engages in a dialogue with the garden writing hut, which has a similarly framed facade. (Photo via Ashton Porter Architects)

5.The “Facet House” literally steps outside of the box, introducing a bright kitchen and dining space with an irregular plan prioritizing a connection to the rear garden. (Photo via Platform5 Architects)

6. Sometimes a rear extension is an excuse to do something wild and unexpected. This extension project by Bureau de Change Architects introduces zigzag ceilings with intermittent skylights. (Photo via Dezeen)

7. In renovating and extending this terrace house, Scenario Architecture added a super neat sunken roof terrace that lets in sunlight while allowing parents to keep an eye on kids playing there. (Photo by Matt Clayton via Dezeen)

8. There’s room for whimsy in extensions! Case in point: The Sanderson House by David Kohn, which features a brick addition loosely shaped like the profile of a fox, with bright interior colors nodding to the Modernist houses of Adolf Loos. (Photo by Will Pryce via Dezeen)

9.This two-story extension follows the brickwork of the original building but adds a striking beauty moment: a glass window that runs from the ground to the roof, and acts like a lantern of sorts when lit at night. (Photo by Jack Hobhouse via Dezeen)

10. For a house completely surrounded by plants, Ian McChesney created a glass pavilion that fully embraces the serene surroundings. (Photo via Ian McChesney)
via Curbed | Lead image: Photo by Tim Crocker via Dezeen

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