A chapel of the Dutch Reformed Church dating from1939 is rebuilt into living and working spaces. The sombre nave, once colourless and dark, is now strikingly transformed into a charming living room and kitchen area. The previously long, narrow windows in the side wall are widened and lengthened right down to ground level, allowing a sea of light to flood in. The fully glassed-in facade has been recessed over 1 1/2 meter from the old dimension, creating a new veranda and pleasing entryway into the garden. The kitchen, bedroom and all the furnishings for this project were designed by the bureau, and the original mahogany of the church pews was recycled into the wooden floors and walls of the bathroom.
client: private owner