Molyneux Street

Don’t Move, Improve! Is a design award given out in London for the most innovative, responsible, and well-conceived additions and remodels within the greater metropolitan area of Britain’s most design-forward city. The Molyneux Street residence by Patrick Lewis Architects has been featured on this year’s shortlist, and it’s easy to see why. The addition does little to mask the historic brick facade of the existing grade II listed home in Westminster, but at the same time introduces sweeping changes to the interior that peek through at the rear yard in a cohesive and cheeky bit of design ingenuity. Continue reading

Hennessy House

Hennessy House is home to every element one might wish for within their dwelling space. From retractable patio doors leading from the living room out onto the patio, to the solarium style kitchen extension drenched in floor to ceiling windows, to a brick accent wall within the guest bedroom bathed in white wood …this house is filled with visual delights. Continue reading


Warren Cottage

The Warren Cottage is one of few remodels or additions to be included on the shortlist of London’s design award, Don’t Move, Improve! The award is given to high architecture achievements in projects that preserve an existing condition while adding contemporary materiality and spatial awareness. McGarry Moon architects hit it out of the park with the Warren Cottage, a design achievement that never shies away from doing something different, while remaining inherently familiar. Continue reading


Sunken Bath Project

As the recipient of the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ – London’s Best Home Extensions 2017, the Sunken Bath Project is, well – a total winner! Located in Hackney, London, this ground floor apartment was truly brought to life by the sunken bath element, put in place by Studio 304 Architecture. The glass-encased tub will lift your spirits while sinking your skin into the warm depths in which it plunges, surrounded by a private backyard view of lush greenery and a twinkling night sky. Continue reading


Saint-Andre Residence

After decades occupying a quaint plot of land in Le Plateau Mont-Royal, the Saint-Andre Residence was due for a much-needed face lift. Naturehumaine Architects took on the task, promising to give the home a contemporary extension without sacrificing the historic nature of the street-facing facade. The result is a simple, bright, and complimentary overhaul that remembers the past as it catapults into the future. Continue reading


Slab House

I’m sure you’ve heard of slab cake, but have you ever heard of a Slab House? Well now you have! Slab House comes with a pre-fabricated concrete waffle shaped roof, with troughs and peaks providing the idyllic spot for a rooftop garden – creating a beautiful scenery from the space above the garden, and the garden trenches becoming completely out of sight within the garden space itself. Continue reading

Hotel-de-Ville Residence

The Hotel de Ville Residence presented a tricky design problem to Architecture Microclimat: renovate an existing brick building with a modern extension that upgrades space and material without casting aside tradition. They’ve handled that transition with a steady hand, resulting in a shiny new experience that accepts the past and exposes the future to present something entirely fresh. Continue reading

Residence McCulloch

Designing modern extensions and renovations is never easy. The architect must carefully straddle the knife edge between preservation and modernization, often a tricky magic act that requires discipline and creativity. Naturehumaine has done just that with the Residence McCulloch in Montreal, Canada, transforming an ancient brick manor into an exquisite modern mansion. Continue reading

Brackenbury Gardens

What happens when you take a rundown, Victorian dilapidated model of a West London property, and hand it over to TIGG COLL ARCHITECTS? Beauty from ashes is what!
An urgent update was needed by the family who purchased this property, so a plan to expand and beautify the home began immediately with the demolition of the outdoor shed, along with a full width extension and an additional two storeys stacked on top of the original house for a finished project large enough for the entire family. Continue reading

Folds

The ingenuity of bureau de change architects is a new wave of design genius, and they were recently called upon to help create a depth-defying addition to a North London 3-storey residential home. The result has taken this flat to a new dimension of open space – offering breathtaking views of nature within the Parkland Walk conservation outside. Continue reading