The former Dutch Reformed Evangelism Building in Haarlo has been transformed into a unique loft. The starting point for the design were the retained (mostly with a need for restoration) qualities of the 1928 dating monument, the façade, the bell tower with clock, the volume, the iconic location on the outskirts of the village and nice details like the wooden roof construction, the old panel doors and arch windows with stained glass.This project demonstrates that a transformation of a church with limited resources is possible, when using a smart design and an efficient plan. The concept was; strip, isolate and furnish.(Photography by Vincent van den Hoven. Via CONTEMPORIST)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
god's loft story converted church
God's Loft Story, by Netherlands-based Leijh, Kappelhof, Seckel, van den Dobbelsteen Architects, is totally my new favorite. And while the fake sheep on the lawn may be the first giveaway that this is quite the unusual home, they're just the tip of this residence's iceberg.