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Former church buildings converted into all kinds of other facility usage, known as adaptive reuse. (also known as "xhurches")
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Historic Church Transformed into a Modern Center for the Arts
“The Church” in Sag Harbor, New York is one such example of adaptive reuse. This 12,000-square-foot former Methodist Church, built in 1832, weathered nearly two centuries with its strong bones of vaulted ceilings and heavy beams.
the front of a building with a large clock tower on it's side and flowers growing outside
Virtual Tour - St. Philip's School
"Our school was envisioned by local African American Episcopalian church member in the late 1940s. Today our school maintains its Christian foundation The most important part of our day at St. Philip’s is Chapel."
the interior of an old church with wooden stairs
From a repurposed church in Buffalo, artist-architect-educator Dennis Maher leads the Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts
Started in 2014 by artist-architect-educator Dennis Maher, Assembly House 150 is a loose bag combining an arts and public outreach project. As described by Maher, it’s equal parts “construction trades workshop, art and design studio, and dynamic museum.”
the interior of a restaurant with tables and chairs in front of large mirrors on the wall
Finding purpose in repurposing: Adaptive Reuse | Architecture & Design
Originally constructed in the 1920s in the interwar Beaux Arts style, the First Church of Christ Scientist building in Darlinghurst was transformed into a private residence in the 1980s. SJB's challenge was to blend sustainable design principles with modern building code compliance to create a workplace that offers the best environment for future uses. The transformed building now features flexible spaces for various functions, including a gallery, event space, and incubator hubs for startups.
a bar with several stools in front of it and two people sitting at the counter
EOA Architects and Design Object insert restaurant Bad Idea into a historic church shell
When Alex Burch, sommelier and former wine director, told people he wanted to open up a wine-focused restaurant they said it was a “bad idea.” Rather than turn away from the project, he named the project after this negative feedback. In East Nashville, Bad Idea is a new restaurant and wine bar located in a former Presbyterian Church at 1910 Russell Street.
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Peterson Rich Office transforms former church into an inviting new cultural center in Detroit's East Village
Interior view of the Little Village Library, curated by Asmaa Walton located in the Shepherd. Photo by Jason Keen. Courtesy of Library Street Collective.
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Peterson Rich Office transforms former church into an inviting new cultural center in Detroit's East Village
View into the apse and transepts of the Shepherd. Photo by Jason Keen. Courtesy of Library Street Collective.
a large open room with wooden floors and high ceilings, an arched window, and a black kitchen island in the center
The Church Residence / Michiru Higginbotham
Text description provided by the architects. Transformed from its beginnings as a community church and theatre, The Church has undergone a remarkable rejuvenation, emerging as a three-level contemporary dwelling that seamlessly blends modern living with the historic charm of its heritage-listed brick and sandstone façade. Preserving the integrity of the original building, The Church successfully maintains its historic exterior while introducing a modern aesthetic within.
a tall building with a clock tower next to other buildings
Divine Intervention: NYC Churches Converted to Secular Spaces - Page 5 of 5 - Untapped New York
St. Ann’s Church was leveled to make room for NYU’s newest dormitory Founders Hall; only the facade of St. Ann’s remains in front of the first-year dorm.
Church of the Holy Communion: 656 Avenue of the Americas has been a church, a rehab center, a nightclub, and a mall. It’s currently known as the Limelight Marketplace, after the time of the nightclub, Moving To Colorado, Rehab Center, Public Bathrooms, Interactive Map, Baptist Church
Divine Intervention: NYC Churches Converted to Secular Spaces - Page 3 of 5 - Untapped New York
Church of the Holy Communion: 656 Avenue of the Americas has been a church, a rehab center, a nightclub, and a mall. It’s currently known as the Limelight Marketplace, after the time of the nightclub,
the inside of a restaurant with people eating and drinking
The Largest Pizzeria In The United States Is In A 19th Century Times Square Church
…but instead, a church, complete with its former balcony-level seating
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The Largest Pizzeria In The United States Is In A 19th Century Times Square Church
…but instead, a church, complete with its former stained glass windows
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Divine Intervention: NYC Churches Converted to Secular Spaces - Untapped New York
Divine Intervention: John's Pizzeria in Times Square, formally the New York Gospel Tabernacle Church
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Coal-fired brick oven pizza right out of the oven! - Picture of John's of Times Square, New York City - Tripadvisor
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100-Year-Old Seattle Church Is Converted to Housing
The project is a speculative rental project, but the architects won't get an argument when they say it is "sustainable" because as we like to say, the greenest building is the one already standing.