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2022 Home of the Year Winner: Little Brownings by Archmongers. Photo: French + Tye Photography, image courtesy of New London Architecture.


New London Architecture has announced the winner of this year’s award Don’t move, get better! design contest.

Archmongers’ Little Brownings project was named House of the Year from a shortlist of 15 entries including designs by Turner Architects, Proctor & Shaw and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Five winners of the special prize were also awarded.




2022 Home of the Year Winner: Little Brownings by Archmongers.  Photo: French + Tye Photography, image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Home of the Year Winner: Little Brownings by Archmongers. Photo: French + Tye Photography, image courtesy of New London Architecture.

This year’s big winner involved the renovation of a three-storey 1960s terraced house on the Dulwich Estate in South London’s Forest Hill area. The jury praised the project for demonstrating “exceptional attention to detail and high quality design, while maintaining a sense of livability, warmth and character”.


2022 Transformation Award Winner: Slot House, Enfield by Ashton Porter Architect.  Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Transformation Award Winner: Slot House, Enfield by Ashton Porter Architect. Image courtesy of New London Architecture.


2022 Urban Oasis Award Winner: Church Road, Haringey by RUFFARCHITECTS.  Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Urban Oasis Award Winner: Church Road, Haringey by RUFFARCHITECTS. Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

The jury added: “The contemporary design simultaneously demonstrates a consideration for the practical use of space, and the overall concept and materials used showcase the architect’s approach to sustainability and place-making. .”


2022 Unique Character Award Winner: Forest House, Waltham Forest by AOC Architecture.  Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Unique Character Award Winner: Forest House, Waltham Forest by AOC Architecture. Image courtesy of New London Architecture.


2022 Compact Design Award Winner: Non-Boxy Lofty, Lewisham by Fraher & Findlay.  Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Compact Design Award Winner: Non-Boxy Lofty, Lewisham by Fraher & Findlay. Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

Archmongers’ design was joined by Concrete Plinth House from DGN Studio, Hackney, which won the Materiality and Craftsmanship award; Non-Boxy Lofty by Fraher & Findlay, Lewisham, which won the Compact Design Prize; AOC Architecture’s Forest House, Waltham Forest, winner of the Uniqueness Award; Church Road by RUFFARCHITECTS, Haringey, which won the Urban Oasis award, and Slot House, Enfield by Ashton Porter Architect’s, which won the Transformation award.


2022 Materiality and Craftsmanship Award Winner: Concrete Plinth House, Hackney by DGN Studio.  Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

2022 Materiality and Craftsmanship Award Winner: Concrete Plinth House, Hackney by DGN Studio. Image courtesy of New London Architecture.

“This house thrilled me from start to finish,” juror Kunle Barker said of Little Brownings’ final result. “A beautiful space with a level of detail that exceeded my expectations. Everything in the house has a reason to exist, some things are playful, others beautiful or functional, but they all make you happy.”



Little Brownings, Home of the Year 2022. Video via New London Architecture on YouTube.







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