London England Architecture and Design

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

A Gumby-Green Floor Adds Playful Pizzazz to This Rentable Studio in London
A Gumby-Green Floor Adds Playful Pizzazz to This Rentable Studio in London
Located in the co-living project High Street House, the fully furnished, photogenic flat is now available to rent.
- 23 days ago
Before & After: A Rower Couple’s London Residence Amplifies Light and Space
Loader Monteith Architects streamline a fixer-upper for their clients’ guests—and future little ones.
Before & After: A Faux Mountain Inspired by Disneyland Caps This Riotous Renovation in London
Architect Mat Barnes transforms his Edwardian home into a postmodern playground of pattern and color.
A Rare London Midcentury Bursting With Brilliant Color Pops Up for £1.1M
A Rare London Midcentury Bursting With Brilliant Color Pops Up for £1.1M
The 1979 courtyard home beams with bright hues after a playful revamp by Studio MacLean.
- a month ago
This Former Chapel, Now a Heavenly Artist’s Studio and Home, Lists for £1.6M
Architect Alex Nikjoo updated the London residence with a cantilevered mezzanine and rooftop terrace.
For £1.2M, Snag This Spacious London Flat Inside a Converted Victorian Schoolhouse
High ceilings, built-ins, and a multilevel living room create a balance of cozy and expansive areas.
This Exquisite Extension With a Zigzag Roof Was Made Possible by Neighborly Collaboration
In London, architect Julia Hamson transforms the dark, cramped kitchen of her Victorian terrace house into a flexible gathering space.
The Lost House by Legendary Architect David Adjaye Asks $8.4M
The home’s industrial facade is easily overlooked—but step through the door and you’ll find a sublimely sunlit, matte-black interior.
Own a Piece of Literary History by Purchasing a Flat in Oscar Wilde’s Former Home
Located in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, the garden-level apartment features a modern, glass-walled addition.
A Penthouse Apartment in a London Water Tank Offers Utilitarian Style for $781K
The award-winning flat atop a 1950s Brutalist structure has a multistory interior finished with wood, concrete, and exposed electrical conduits.
A London Victorian Gets a Dreamy Addition Anchored by a Terrazzo Island
A London Victorian Gets a Dreamy Addition Anchored by a Terrazzo Island
Perfectly balanced materials and an elongated skylight elevate a rear addition in East London’s Lower Clapton.
- 6 months ago
Dazzling Brickwork Brightens Up a Tudor Revival Home in London
Surman Weston delivers a contemporary twist on the mock-Tudor style with minimalist interiors and intricate brickwork.
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.
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
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.
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
Well-heeled Londoners will soon be moving into the renovated landmark building—here’s what the controversial apartments will look like.
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.