The Londoners’ homes that win awards
A feast of fabulous ideas for all budgets won RIBA awards this year for London architects. Lee Mallett spots the trends
THE Royal Institute of British Architects’ Annual Awards this year recognise a fantastic crop of architectural ideas, providing inspiration for Londoners wanting to build their own home, reconfigure an exisiting property or create an extension with super-wow factor. The award-winning homes, often built on awkward plots, are relentlessly exuberant in their ambition and beautifully delivered in design. The big housebuilders can learn from them — and even the familiar “bricky” style of so many new housing schemes has been given a fresh, exciting twist.
A rich gem of a house: 6 Wood Lane, right, is a £600,000 self-build project