When comes to church, giant stained glass window and high ceiling are something easily get attention. And the beautiful home converted from an empty church in Chicago has all those features and more. As with many of these sorts of architectural projects—which intend to restore a space in a completely different way—the inside was gutted, but the shell of the structure remained intact.
Fitzroy House, remodeled and enhanced by Techne Architects, is a harmonious dream home exuding boldness and character. This project retains and restores the original frontage while adding a rear addition with three levels of new living space. The new and old part are seamlessly connected. Regular windows were replaced with glass panels to allow more light flow and better view of surrounding greenery. Moreover, archetictor clevely integrates artworks and personal items into the design, successfully creates playful and colorful living space.
This beautiful house, located 25 miles north of Seattle, has been completely renovated while retaining the spirit of the original house. When you first see it, you will notice there are lots of wood, at least wood texture looking furniture and decoration. Many green materials (such as resin panels, quartz counters, linoleum, low VOC paint, and sustainable wood products) were widely used in the project. High clerestory windows bring natural light deep into the house and motorized operators allow for venting during summer months. Really love the light-filled Master Bedroom and Master Bath, with each space surrounded by glass and views to the forest.
This small but cozy apartment in Gothenburg’s Lorensberg district show that even a small space can become an open floor crib adapted to our modern society. The place in its entirety is only 38 square meters, but includes all essential components without looking cramped. Three tall windows flood the living, dining and kitchen with natural light which bounces off the original spruce wood floors. A built-in bookcase reaching to the ceiling adorns the living room and connects it to the mezzanine bedroom area, which also includes a sliding door closet. Two cabinets built into the loft stairs are used for storage, un-cluttering other areas of the apartment. The sleeping loft is furnished with a 140cm bed and there are also plenty of shelf space. Beautiful design and smart layout, this space perfectly showcases a space composition that constructs the setting for a comfortable, modern lifestyle. [source]