Isokon, Lawn Road Apartments


Avanti Architects in collaboration with Notting Hill Home Ownership Housing Association and the Isokon Trust won a competition sponsored by Camden Council to acquire, conserve, renovate and regenerate this Grade I Modernist landmark (by Wells Coates, completed 1934) that had in recent years fallen into an acute state of disrepair.
The works comprised all the operations necessary to re-establish a sound and architecturally authentic building envelope.
The scheme provides 25 flats for sale under shared ownership exclusively to keyworkers, and eleven further flats for the open market.

Avanti have also delivered a gallery and museum on the bottom floor of the building, a place where the story of the Isokon’s rich history could be told.
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Crown Estate Conservation Award

RIBA Conservation Award

Concrete Society Mature Structures Award

Camden Building Quality Awards – Extensions & Alterations Winner

Camden Building Quality Awards – Sustainability – Highly Commended

Docomomo International Award 2021 – Winner


All Conservation & Regeneration, Complete, Conservation & Regeneration, Isokon, Lawn Road, London – UK, Post 1900, Refurbishment, Residential, UK, Urban Housing, Work,

Award winning regeneration of a modern icon

‘An outstanding example of creative conservation securing a sustainable future for a Grade I listed building at risk’

Crown Estate Conservation Award judging panel

Location London, UK

Area 1,365m²

Status Design

Photographer Nick Kane (exterior), Robert Gresshof (interior), Avanti Architects (before works and in progress)