Gorgeous House in a Church by Ruud Visser Architects
This beautiful House in a Church residence has been designed by Ruud Visser Architects and is located on the bank of the river De Rotte, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The name House in a Church suggests that the house was build inside the church, well, actually what it used to be a church, because starting 1960 it became just a storage deposit. The house is build as a separate object placed in the church, so you can take a tour around the house while you’re in the church. The front and the side of the original church allowed practical use, while the back-side was used as the choir. The Church house has a very clean and spacious interior, with large windows that allows the natural light to invade the entire interior space. I really like the combination of the lightly white and the beautiful color of wood used for the interior design.
The original choir of the church was replaced with a modern volume, which has the same measurements as the original volume but it’s much shorter and the back facade is entirely made of glass, offering an amazing view of the landscape and the river. The ‘transept’ of the church has been designed as an immense void, where the whole original church can be seen and it used as a buffer between the outside and the private house.