Old-Meets-New in Modern Renovation of An Old Church
This neglected church, once part of the Sant Francesc Convent, was renovated by Catalan architect David Closes. Located in the town of Santpedor, Spain, it was the last building standing from the convent and was badly in need of repair. The project turned the former church into an auditorium and multifunctional space for cultural events.
The delicate skin of the lodge is perforated with a pattern inspired by self-replicating botanical cells and the design picks up a number of other key references to the architecture of the college – from the stuccoed white ceilings and timber bookcases of the library to the secret walled gardens at the west of the college. #Art #Architecture #Interiordesign #light #furniture
In The Netherlands there are hundreds of empty churches which have altered their function and are now given a new program, such is the case with St. Jakobus in Utrecht. The purpose of the re-use of the church was to re-evaluate this distinguished monument with as little architectural interventions as possible to transform it into a spacious residence.