Rising property prices, this time in London means home owners are choosing to renovate rather than move.

New London Architectures' Don't Move, Improve competition has just announced the winners for this year – the biggest in the six years the competition has been running with 84 entries.

All projects had to have been completed during the previous two years. They cover every possible type of extension, including insertions. First and second places went to houses that used brick enhanced by glass, done in clever, visually witty ways, to make transformative extensions.

Overall first place went to House of Trace in Lewisham by Tsuruta Architects, who essentially “filled in” the slope-roofed profile of the side of a house, squaring off the building into a neat block and adding a great deal of extra volume. The brickwork was done in a way that makes the addition absolutely clear — leaving a trace — which works really well.

View the shortlist in pictures: Telegraph.co.uk

Source: stuff.co.nz