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Sun Rain Rooms wins first prize at Don't Move, Improve! 2018


We are thrilled to announce that Sun Rain Rooms has picked up first prize at Don't Move, Improve! 2018.

The annual competition, run by New London Architecture, celebrates London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, promoting the value of good design to householders and the work of emerging architectural practices. Don't Move, Improve! is recognised by the Dezeen 'Hot List' as one of the world’s most popular design awards.

The judges' praised 'its unique intervention to a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in Islington, showcasing how creative design can deliver truly innovative solutions that reinterpret the traditional garden.'

Anna Liu, Director at Tonkin Liu, commented:
"We are truly honoured to have been included among such beautiful, innovative and exciting projects. To have grown with the rooms in the house, as a young working couple, a family, and to have had the house grown with us, has been fantastically fulfilling.

"We've put our hearts and souls into defining our ideal. How do we want to live? In the house? In the garden? In relation to the surrounding community? What may seem like a long period of time has seen us ever-more rooted in our beloved London village. Don't move, root!"

First Prize: Sun Rain Rooms, Tonkin Liu
Second Prize: Dewsbury Road, O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects
=Third Prize: Bayston Road, Al-Jawad Pike
=Third Prize: The Etch House, Fraher Architects

View the full list of winners here.

The exhibition is open Friday 26 January until Friday 30 March 2018 at NLA Galleries, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT.

Tonkin Liu