Proctor & Shaw's Soffit House extension wins Don't Move, Improve! 2020 - architecture and design

Proctor & Shaw's Soffit House extension wins Don't Move, Improve! 2020



A "beautifully understated" rear extension by Proctor & Shaw has been named as London's best new home improvement project at the 2020 Don't Move, Improve! awards.
Soffit House is the overall winner of this year's architecture contest, which New London Architecture (NLA) hosts annually to celebrate "the ingenuity of residential design" in the UK capital.
Soffit House by Proctor & Shaw is the overall winner of the 2020 Don't Move, Improve! awards
London-based studio Proctor & Shaw designed the winning double-height extension to slice through the existing dwelling in Lambeth, south London.
The scheme has provided the existing residence with additional living, dining and study spaces, and was praised by the judges for introducing more natural light inside via a large glass skylight. It was also celebrated for its attention to detail, including the design of its level changes between the basement and garden levels and a warm oak soffit that marries the old and new structures.
Soffit House was chosen by the jury for being "beautifully understated"
"Soffit House is a wonderful example of how the space and light in a terraced house can be enhanced by good design," said the jury, which was chaired by NLA founder Peter Murray.
"This simple addition transformed the sense of space and connected the areas of the house with each other and the garden. A beautifully understated and generous home."
Another winner was 32 Laurier R...
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