Church conversion into a residence

Oh my, yes.

More photos and great write-up at the link.

But why so much white? Floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture? (With minimal accents or art.)

(via: yatzer)

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

 

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

 

photo © Frank Hanswijk

 

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

Zecc Architects modified the church as little as possible; they maintained the existing wooden floor, the stained glass windows and the old doors while they repaired whatever was necessary.  The new white floor construction is kept free from the church walls, columns and arches.  The sleek stucco volume is constructed from steel, wood and sheet material.  Closed parapets guide sightlines and embrace the places of living.  Glass surfaces in the volume constantly offer another insight of fragments in the church. Moreover, they reflect historical elements, which creates a fusion of old and new.

photo © Frank Hanswijk

photo © Frank Hanswijk

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