London England Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around London, England.

A Ballet Dancer’s Tiny Barbican Studio Has a Choreographed Routine of Its Own
A Ballet Dancer’s Tiny Barbican Studio Has a Choreographed Routine of Its Own
With a budget of $13K, Intervention Architecture revamped a 388-square-foot flat into an airy home/ballet studio with shape-shifting furniture.
- 19 days ago
A “Granny-Chic” London Victorian Shines After a Charred-Timber Retrofit
A budget-friendly remodel clears the air and connects a cramped Victorian to garden views.
Before & After: A Key Layout Swap Smooths Out the Kinks of This Victorian Flat in London
An effortless mix of modern updates and historic details makes this 665-square-foot apartment feel sleek and tidy.
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
With their plans to add an additional floor thwarted, BVDS Architects fit a new loft bedroom into a half-height space that feels surprisingly open.
- 2 months ago
A Victorian Button Factory Is Reimagined as a Trio of Timber-Clad Lofts
Cross-laminated timber, black corrugated steel, and polished concrete merge in these handsome spaces.
A Bare-Bones Brick Home in London Has its Breakthrough Moment
A team of architects uses the bones of a midcentury eyesore to create a new home for a family of seven.
A London Family Makes the Most of Their Garden With a Clever, Kit-of-Parts Shed
Built using eco-friendly, flat-pack materials on a tight budget, this avocado-green pavilion gives one family more room to grow.
A London Couple Design and Build the Home of Their Dreams for Less Than $110K
This vibrant remodel of a run-down London home proves that high design can be achieved on a low budget.
26 Shipping Containers Stack Together in This London Apart-Hotel
In Waterloo, London architecture firm Doone Silver Kerr repurposes shipping containers into 20 micro-apartments with a downstairs wine bar.
This Rooftop Apartment With a Bright Yellow Staircase Is Sunshine in a Bottle
Minimalist design—and a spot of brilliance—transform a 775-square-foot apartment on Mile End Road in East London.
Love it or Hate it, Ernö Goldfinger’s Brutalist Balfron Tower Will Now Hold Posh Flats
Love it or Hate it, Ernö Goldfinger’s Brutalist Balfron Tower Will Now Hold Posh Flats
Well-heeled Londoners will soon be moving into the renovated landmark building—here’s what the controversial apartments will look like.
- 6 months ago
A London Terrace House’s Extension Goes Graphic With Pattern and Color
Painted timber buildings in Greenland and British beach huts inspired CAN to give this kitchen/dining extension in Brockley a colorful treatment.
An Award-Winning Prefab Cork House Pops Up on the Banks of the River Thames
This 475-square-foot home in Eton, England, is made almost entirely of reconstituted waste cork—a by-product of the cork industry in Portugal.
A London Townhouse Gets a Gorgeous Renovation That Will Only Look Better Over Time
HÛT Architecture uses a simple palette of handcrafted materials to create a contemporary home for a musician and a furniture designer.
An Insider’s Scoop on What to See at the London Design Festival’s Final Weekend
Just two days remain to see all the buzz-worthy events and exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019.
London Design Festival 2019: The Best New Products at Designjunction
Designjunction is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at the London Design Festival, showcasing contemporary design from around the world.
Snag This Copper-Clad Home in London For Just Under $1M
Designed by award-winning SOUP Architects, the shimmery two-bedroom pad also has a roof terrace perfect for looking out over hilly South London.
The Millennial Pink Apartment of Your Dreams Is For Sale in a Giant Gasholder
Curated by fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić, this London penthouse can be purchased fully furnished for £7,750,000.
An Architect Builds an Elegant Modular Office in His Backyard Garden For $15K
Proving beautiful design can be achieved in small spaces and on a small budget, an architect crafts a home office for his emerging practice in East London.
A Two-Story Skylight Illuminates a Gracefully Renovated Victorian in London
Architect Neil Dusheiko turns a narrow terrace house into a bright, wood-wrapped sanctuary for himself and his growing family.
A Surprising London Townhouse Filled With Intriguing Geometry Asks $2.4M
This late-’80s home by Sean Madigan and Stephen Donald features a facade of recycled bricks and a hollowed-out concrete pillar at the core.
Before & After: A Cluttered London Maisonette Gets Loads of Storage—and a Cat Climbing Wall
Atelier Baulier rearranges a cramped, Victorian flat, adding fun finishes and built-in cabinetry, including a cat-friendly bookcase.
Artist Tyler Hays’ Cheeky, Handmade Urinals Make a Splash in London
Duchamp may have introduced the urinal as art, but these handmade pieces go a step further.
Before & After: A Cramped Victorian in London Lightens Up With a Double-Height Renovation
A narrow, mid-terrace house in Brook Green now enjoys a lustrous, double-height kitchen and dining room.
Junya Ishigami's Serpentine Pavilion Descends Upon London Like a Giant Black Bird
The first photos of Japanese architect Junya Ishigami's Serpentine Pavilion are revealed amidst controversy at the London gallery.
This Matte Black London Home Is Topped With a Wildflower Meadow
This award-winning, eco-friendly family home is an inspiring infill case study in southeast London.
London’s 2019 Dulwich Pavilion Is an Exuberant Ode to Nigerian Fabric Markets
Celebrating color, culture, and pattern, The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore is now open to all—and even for sale.
The World’s First 360-Degree Infinity Pool Is Proposed to Tower Above London
Adrenaline junkies enter the pool through an underground spiral staircase that’s worthy of James Bond.
A Reinvented Terrace House in London Is Chock-Full of Clever Storage
A modular, adjustable, floor-to-ceiling storage wall is just one of the renovated home’s solutions.
Inside Benjamin Hubert's London Studio
London designer Benjamin Hubert and his studio connect human-centered work with an entrepreneurial attitude.