Slimfit residences slotted into very small city spaces dominate the list of winners of the really predicted RIBA London Awards 2022, which include a two-bed room household constructed on a dumping ground in West Ealing and a black timber box on stilts erected on a Brockley builder’s lawn.
126 entries into the coveted architectural programme were shortlisted to 68 with 42 winners announced right now.
A south-east London home motivated by the Disneyland Matterhorn ride stood out, as did the rescue and transformation of the old Bow Road Magistrate’s Court docket and police station into just one of the world’s most fashionable accommodations, the NoMad London.
The regional awards scheme for London regarded residential, professional, hospitality and community projects which ranged from present-day insert-ons to sympathetic extensions.
Winners of all of the unique regional rounds will be set forward for the RIBA Stirling Prize – British architecture’s top rated accolade – which is due to be introduced in Oct.
10 of the putting, RIBA London Award-successful jobs declared right now:
The Library Dwelling in Clapton, MacDonald Wright Architects
This slim infill property sits amongst the Grade II-mentioned Edwin Cooper Library in Clapton, Hackney, and a row of terraced cottages.
Intended by the owner and architect James MacDonald, the judges described the two-bed room household as “compact but completely formed.” Getting inspiration from the library, a Douglas Fir bookshelf supports the staircase of the exact product with uncovered timber beams overhead.
Within is a Corten metal envelope meaning it is extremely insulated with a entrance doorway and letter box to Passivhaus expectations. It has solar panels on the roof. “We calculated the room heating to be a tenth of the demands of a new make household beneath latest Setting up Regs – and it has carried out even improved,” says MacDonald Wright. He utilized nearby elements these types of as bathroom taps from Barber Wilson in Tottenham and blue lias stone flooring from Somerset.
Mountain Watch in Sydenham, CAN
An Edwardian semi was presented a new lease of lifetime by architects CAN who transformed its residing house into a vibrant, pop society-motivated property.
A new extension in direction of the rear of the house requires inspiration from the mountains, with a laser slice design on the outside the house that compliments the home’s exterior and a partially ruined brick wall inside. A new skylight has been added to the upstairs hallway to be part of the aged and new house alongside one another.
Architect Mat Barnes turned fascinated by pics taken during the design of Disneyland’s Matterhorn journey and of phony mountain scenery during the extension of the Edwardian house in Sydenham. Kitchen units have been made from recycled chopping boards and milk bottle tops.
NoMad Hotel in Covent Yard, EPR Architects
Once Bow Street Magistrate’s Court docket and law enforcement station in Covent Back garden, this Quality II stated collection of Victorian structures fell into disrepair and was set on the English Heritage Sign-up of Buildings at Risk.
There have been numerous unsuccessful redevelopment tries due to the fact it shut as a courtroom in 2006.
This time the New York primarily based hospitality firm Sydell Gardens has correctly experienced it reworked and opened as just one single resort – the NoMad London.
The new glazed roof has turned the derelict courtyard into a restaurant with a triple peak atrium, escalating the viability of the lodge. There are 91 rooms in the basement and a guest-only library.
Pitched Black in Brockley, Gruff Architects
This slanted black timber box, lifted at 1 finish by crossing electric blue legs, is the home of architect Rhys Cannon, his husband or wife Joanna Brindle and their 3 youngsters. The secluded plot in Brockley conservation area was an previous builders’ lawn that the few came throughout above a ten years in the past and eventually built on.
The higher storey of the household spans the comprehensive width of the web-site and is supported at 1 conclude by a network of stilts, wherever the floor floor house has been eaten into to go away room for a parking location.
The blackened wooden cladding of the overhanging box wholly blinkers the front of the house exactly where it faces current residences but opens to the rear the place it favours views in direction of the experienced trees.
Residence in Primrose Hill, Jamie Fobert
From the avenue this grand Victorian house seems common. On the within, it is present-day and stylish nevertheless respectful of its period.
The architects and engineers suspended the two flooring and slotted in two decreased flooring beneath it, employing h2o struck and coal-fired bricks from Denmark on the new facade.
Deep light shafts that operate the peak of the developing pour gentle into the new internal sanctum of the residence. A new, white concrete forged staircase winds down to the new storeys which dwelling an office environment, a playroom and a light-weight-dappled swimming pool.
Kiln Put in Camden, Peter Barber Architects
Kiln Put was a lesson to all area authorities on how to offer appealing and higher-good quality, substantial-density housing for public require.
Peter Barber Architects rejuvenated the submit-war household enclave and built 15 new households – seven of which are for social hire – from the old estate entrance and on former plant rooms. Each individual is crafted to a superior vitality performance regular and trees were being planted to increase the biodiversity of the region.
The clever fenestration layouts enabled the staff to develop personal terraces for each home. It is a several minutes’ stroll from Gospel underground and Hampstead Heath is just across the railway line.
Mews Home Deep Retrofit in Notting Hill, By Prewett Bizley Architects
This is the in depth refurbishment of an close-of-terrace mews dwelling in Notting Hill. The homeowners needed to lengthen it for their growing spouse and children, enabling them to keep in the local community. The other section of the transient, having said that, was to radically reduce its carbon footprint.
The architects absolutely stripped out the inside of the house and lined the exterior partitions with a moisture-permeable insulating plaster and home windows changed with sash and circumstance home windows which act as if triple glazed. The home is now all electric powered with heating and cooling run by the air supply warmth pump.
Mews Property in South Kensington, by Creativemass
This box-like mews house has undergone an ambitious overhaul. The judges described it as “remodeling a small developing to excellent influence. The residence had sizeable constraints on a wedge shaped footprint which was a person metre large at its narrowest position, and abounded on three of its four sides by houses and backyard garden walls.
The remedy? To extend upwards and downwards. The roof was lifted (practically) to produce further residing quarters and to give it a loft-like truly feel. The basement sits under a glass flooring with mirrored walls and properties a new bedroom and en suite.
Sideways Residence in Forest Gate, by Leep Architects
The judges claimed: “this is evidently an experimental, adaptable residence with spaces capable of uncomplicated adaptation between home, workplace, separate studio flat.” Sideways Dwelling is one particular of two, three-storey terraced properties in Forest Gate.
Warehouse-like it has a roof terrace reached by stairs and areas that can be shut off for distinct purposes.
The winter season back garden can be shut and the stairwell becomes unique rooms on different concentrations.
There is a Mad Adult males-era type to the interiors with uncovered brick and leather sofas. “An ingenious city response to a limited internet site” and “enjoyable”, the judges concluded.
Treehouse in West Ealing, by Fletcher Crane Architects
This two-bed room household has been designed on a 12m x 12m garage plot and standard dumping floor on a web page hemmed in by back gardens.
Working with just a few muted materials on the exterior – gray brick, black timber and tubular metalwork – the property has been almost stitched into its environment.
The delicate use of products flows into the inside of of the property where terrazzo tiles, metal balustrades, brick walls and ash joinery are used to soft outcome. Two bedrooms and bogs are submerged into the semi sunken flooring and exterior is a sunken, planted courtyard.