New London Architecture (NLA) released a shortlist for the 2016 edition of its Don't Move, Improve! Awards—which are in their sixth iteration—of 33 London homes whose owners have elected to renovate rather than raze. This shortlist celebrates extensions to existing homes, many of which were in conservation areas, and, as such, had to be done with the utmost sensitivity to the buildings to which they were appended. The selected projects will be exhibited at the NLA's London gallery within The Building Centre from January through March, with winners of the Don't Move, Improve competition to be announced on January 21. 

The jury for the 2016 Don't Move, Improve! competition included Peter Murray, chairman of NLA; Russ Edwards, design director of Pocket Living; Kay Hughes, principle of Khaa; Dickon Robinson, ahousing consultant; Philippa Stockley, a journalist, editor, and critic specialising in architecture and design; Pia Benham, head of collections for Heal's; Tamsie Thompson, director of RIBA London; and Amy Frearson, architecture editor of Dezeen. 

See selections from the shortlist below, and see all of the shortlisted projects in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery. Click on the links below each image for more information on each project. 


Tim Crocker

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Will Pyrce

Paul Archer Design


Islington Home by Architecture for London. Architecture and Interior Photography by Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson Islington Home by Architecture for London. Architecture and Interior Photography by Jim Stephenson

Architecture for London


Edmund Sumner

Ben Adams Architects


French + Tye

Clock House, London

Archmongers

Peter Landers

College Road, London

Russian for Fish


Tom St. Aubyn Photography

Alexander Owen Architecture


Andy Stagg

Ashton Porter Architects


David Barbour

Denizen Works


Alan Williams Photography

Facet House, London

Platform 5 Architects


Peter Cook

West Architecture

Bureau de Change Architects

Folds, London
Bureau de Change


Michael Trentham Architects

Grange Yard, London
Michael Trentham Architects

SONY DSC
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Harcombe, London

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Jonathan Morris SONY DSC

Alan Morris Architect

Andy Matthews Photography

Tigg Coll Architects


Tim Crocker

Tsuruta Architects


Simon Kennedy

Jam Factory, London

Gibson Thornley


Will Pryce

Paul Archer Design


Peter Landers

Chris Dyson Architects


Matt Clayton Photography

Scenario Architecture


Paul Archer 18.5.15 Islington House
Nick Guttridge Paul Archer 18.5.15 Islington House

Max House, London 
by Paul Archer Design

Tim Crocker

Nook House, London 
by MUSTARD Architects

Andy Spain

Reighton Road, London 
by Poulsom / Middlehurst Ltd

Will Pryce

Sanderson House, London 
by David Kohn Architects

Logan McDougall Pope

Sewdley Street, London 
by Giles Pike Architects

Salt Productions Ltd.

Shepherd's Bush, London 
by Studio 30 Architects

Charles Hosea Photography

Shoreditch Loft, London 
by Levitate

Charles Hosea Photography

Talbot Road, London 
by Lipton Plant Architects

Lyndon Douglas & Jan Piotrowicz

The Gables, London
by PATALAB ARCHITECTURE

Jack Hobhouse

The Lantern, London 
by Fraher Architects Ltd

Adam Scott

Turney Road, London 
by Ian McChesney Ltd

Warner House for Inside Out Architecture. Architecture and Interior Photography by Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson Warner House for Inside Out Architecture. Architecture and Interior Photography by Jim Stephenson

Warner House, London 
by Inside Out Architecture


See all of the shortlisted projects in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.