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We spoke with Alice Finney, Design Editor at Elle Decoration UK, about design approaches and materials that break the mould.

It’s about a shift of mindset

We spoke with Duncan Campbell, Director at Atelier Ten, about the pace of innovation in materials and designing buildings for their entire lifecycle.

Eco-Conscious design and flexibility

We spoke with Miles Mitchell, Commercial Lead for Total Synergy, about how to best communicate architectural innovation.

The future home is centred around comfort

We spoke with 2024 Davidson Prize Jury Chair Amandeep Singh Kalra, Associate Director at Be First, about retrofit policy and the emotional impact of the home.

Total Synergy Announced as Headline Sponsor for the 2024 Davidson Prize

This year, The Davidson Prize is proud to announce its partnership with headline sponsor, Total Synergy, as it celebrates its fourth year.

The Davidson Prize 2023 Awards Ceremony

On Tuesday 20 June 2023, The Davidson Prize hosted its third annual awards ceremony as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

The Davidson Prize 2023 Longlist Revealed

This first round of judging took place on Monday 20 March and, in what was another year of high-quality, engaging submissions, our judges had the very challenging task of choosing a 16-strong longlist to be considered for the next round of judging.

How can architecture address the issue

Charles Holland, winner of the 2022 Davidson Prize and principal of Charles Holland Architects (CHA), tells us what he is looking out for as a judge for the 2023 prize.

What you value as a place to call home

Previous Davidson Prize winner, Squint/Opera share their thoughts on making a winning submission, and how the first step is to take the time to ask what we value in a home.

Nothing about us, without us

The Hayes Davidson team share their thoughts about how design communication can be just as vital as the ideas behind it.

Innovative ideas don't have to be radical

We spoke with Yemí Aládérun, Senior Development Manager at Meridian Water for Enfield Council, about homelessness and the importance of good design in communicating ideas.

Bring dignity back into the equation

We asked 2023 Davidson Prize Jury Chair Sadie Morgan, Co-Founder of dRMM and Founder of the Quality of Life Foundation, about this year’s theme and what she hopes to see in this year's submissions.

The 2023 theme and jury is here!

The Davidson Prize has returned for a third year, with ‘Somewhere to call home’ as the theme of the 2023 competition.

The Davidson Prize 2022 Awards Ceremony

On 14 June 2022, The Davidson Prize hosted an awards ceremony as part of the London Festival of Architecture to celebrate this year’s entries and announce the 2022 winner.

Co-Living – innovation and collaboration

The Davidson Prize talks to Margaret Talbot, Marketing Manager VitrA UK and Europe – sponsor of The 2022 Davidson Prize and the People’s Choice Prize.

co-living – experimental township

The Davidson Prize chats to Manijeh Verghese about judging the 2022 theme of co-living.

Co-living – shared experience

When we asked Tim Chapman-Cavanagh, Director at Assael Architecture, what co-living means to him, he told us the concept fills him with a sense of the exciting potential for people to live, work and play together as a community.

Co-living, communes and multi-generational solutions

2022 Davidson Prize judge and Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Freason on co-living, communes and multi-generational solutions

co-living - building communities

Multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori chats to The Davidson Prize about why co-living hits home to him.

co-living – mutual support

We asked Agnieszka Glowacka, COO of Haptic Architects London and part of last year’s winning HomeForest team, where she’d look to for inspiration for the 2022 #Davidson Prize theme of Co-Living: A New Future.

The Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist Revealed

Imaginative ideas from multi-disciplinary teams rethink how we could live

In a year of strong submissions, the judges of the 2022 Davidson Prize have selected a longlist of 14 teams. Responding to this year’s theme of Co-Living – A New Future, the longlisted teams represent diverse and exciting collaborative approaches to transforming the architecture of the home.

Judging begins at VitrA London Design Hub

Thanks to the generous support of VitrA Bathrooms, the judging sessions for the 2022 Davidson Prize are hosted at the VitrA London Design Hub on Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell.

Home / Work inspirations

The Davidson Prize has been asking designers, thinkers and industry commentators to nominate favourite sources of inspiration relating to the 2021 theme of Home/Work – A New Future. Here are some of our top picks so far.

Redefining the live-work balance

“Interiors guru” Michelle Ogundehin is the author of the book, Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness. Speaking to Amy Frearson, she reveals her tips for keeping homes healthy, even when they’re also our workspaces.

THINKING BIG, THINKING SMALL

Thinking through drawing: a spread from Narinder Sagoo’s sketchbook. Image: Narinder Sagoo, Foster + Partners

Narinder Sagoo, Foster + Partners senior partner and art director and a judge of the inaugural Davidson Prize, talks to Hugh Pearman about some of the challenges behind the Home/Work – A New Future brief.

Tearing up the Rule Book

Newhall Be, Harlow by Alison Brooks Architects. All the houses have workspaces facing the street. Photo credit: Paul Riddle

The pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink housing design, says Alison Brooks – one of the UK’s most acclaimed architects and a judge of the inaugural Davidson Prize.

Six inspiring home/work spaces

Newington Green House. Photo credit: Kilian O'Sullivan/VIEW

To mark the launch of The Davidson Prize, we've gathered together six of our favourite home/work spaces to explore what makes them special. Designing a domestic space for home working is a more complex brief than simply specifying the right desk and chair...

Thinking of home differently

Companies are rethinking the need for expensive city-centre offices. Photo credit: Museum of the Home

Sonia Solicari is the Director of the Museum of the Home and a judge of the 2021 Davidson Prize. The Museum’s Stay Home project has been documenting and sharing personal pictures of people’s lives since the beginning of lockdown. After an extensive refurbishment, the Museum plans to reopen its doors in 2021...

Eyes on the prize

The blurring of home/work is a legacy of the pandemic. Photo credit: Museum of the Home

From the Stirling Prize to the Manser Medal, British architecture has never been shy about accolades.
So when I was asked to help the Alan Davidson Foundation create a new architecture prize, I knew it had to be something special if it was to stand out from the crowd.

Now is the time to ask how shall we live

London Underground passenger numbers are 72% below pre-Covid levels. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Thomas Heatherwick is one of the UK’s most prominent designers and the founder of Heatherwick Studio whose projects include the Olympic Cauldron, the Routemaster Bus and Google’s new headquarters in King’s Cross. He is a judge of the 2021 Davidson Prize...