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

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Front Page -

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

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