A recent competition was held in London in order to find the most innovative when it comes to home extension. The previous winner of the said competition was a project located in Gospel Oak. For this year, entries were accepted until the first week of November only.
The competition is coined as Don’t Move Improve 2016 and is managed by NLA or New London Architecture. Through this, there are many ideas presented and explored such as options when it comes to extending a property either going up, down or out. These extensions are now commonly done in the properties within the city. This is the best alternative homeowners found compared to upsizing which could result in bankruptcy or forced them to move somewhere else.
Entries that were accepted range from extensions underneath a property, on top of it, at the back or the side and even inserts added inside a building. Many of these projects are praised for being inventive. For those who are interested in a non-professional level, there will be an exhibition to show off all the entries from the shortlisted candidates and will be placed inside The Building Centre in Fitzrovia. Practices that are chosen will also have the opportunity to join in a design survey that will give personal insights to public who are looking for advice.
The winner of the previous year was called Ravenswood and created by Maccreanor Lavington. The extension was made of timber and added to an end-of-terrace house that is located inside a 1960s estate found in Gospel Oak.
In 1967, under St Pancras Housing Association, Robert Ballie designed the estate. The most recent extension was said to be coordinated with the whole estate and not just the one house where it was connected.
Once viewed from the inside, the extension will prove to have made possible the reorganization of certain aspects of the house. There is now an additional study area, added bedroom, living room as well as bathroom. A new side terrace is made together with the new storage located inside the renovated garden. Homeowners planning of home extensions in Perth can view some unique ideas from the entries presented.