Chapel by Craftworks has been crowned overall winner of Don’t Move, Improve! 2019! Now in its ninth year, the annual competition celebrates London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, promoting the value of good design to householders and the work of emerging architectural practices.

The winning project was praised by the expert jury for its unique intervention into a deleterious 1935 chapel in Camberwell, commending the extraordinary quality of light created by its folded soffit and structure. Craftworks joins a prestigious line up of past winners, including Tonkin Liu, Carl Turner Architects, Platform 5 Architects, Studio Octopi and Ben Adams Architects. Out of the 130 projects featured this year, eleven projects were recognised by the jury, making this year the most competitive to date.

Winner: Chapel
Architect: Craftworks

Photographer: Edmund Sumner

Second Prize: Stego
Architect: Archmongers

Photographer: French+Tye

Third Prize (Joint): Folded Wedge Townhouse
Architect: Russell Hunt Architects

Photographer: Clive Sherlock

Third Prize (Joint): Lauriston Road
Architect: Gundry + Ducker

Photographer: Andrew Meredith