Dezeen Awards 2023 logo

2023 results

Pirouette House
by Artefact

Pirouette House by Artefact
Photo by Nick Dearden

Artefact has redesigned and transformed the Pirouette House in London, United Kingdom.

Built in the 1980s, Islington's Grove Estate is composed of rows of nondescript single-aspect houses, accessed via a warren of narrow passageways which are flanked by blank brick walls.

Invisible to the adjacent passage, the spatial drama of Pirouette House is revealed in its surprising interior.

A timber cloister unfurls in two directions along a new courtyard – while the kitchen, dining and living spaces pirouette around a triangular blue column that marks the transition between old and new.

"Low cost and low carbon, the house transformed the living environment for a young family," said Artefact.

This project has been longlisted in the house extension category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Artefact
Project: Pirouette House

Headline sponsors


Media partners