During our travels, we’ve come across a number of former places of worship that have been lovingly restored into cutting-edge, contemporary, and very-livable homes. This masterpiece in Rotterdam, Netherlands – the work of Ruud Visser Architects – is certainly no exception.
Situated on the River De Rotte, the wooden church dates back to 1930 but had not functioned as a Church since the 1960s: it was simply being used as a storage space and garage. Completely covered with aluminum sheeting it represented both an architects dream job, not to mention a huge challenge.
On the back-side of the original church was the choir, its facade directly on the bank of the river, the choir has been replaced by a modern volume, completely out of glass which provides a magnificent view of the landscape.
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