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Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek
Credit: Edmund Sumner

Craftworks recently won London’s Best Home Extension at New London Architecture’s ‘Don’t Move, Improve’ awards, which promote the designs of emerging practices on a condensed footprint. The firm’s winner,  its imposing ‘Chapel’ in Southwark, features a new lower ground level for bedrooms and a large ground floor living space with an impressive vaulted ceiling and a new mezzanine space inserted for privacy. Constructed of beguiling drylined facets, it allows for flexible living while creating a cathedral-like space that draws light down into the space. Plaudits also went to Archmongers LLP, Russell Hunt architects and Gundry + Ducker (see page 12). The exhibition of the winners runs until mid-April at the Building Centre.

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