Dutch architecture agency Zecc transformed an old Catholic church in the Dutch city Utrecht into one spatial residence with a minimalist appearance.
The character of the small church is maintained and where possible reinforced. It’s kept minimalist and given abstract shapes, by which it intensifies the contrast with the original soft shapes of the chapel. For extra daylight roof windows are added, through which diffused light enters the chapel.
Some original furniture is re-used in the new atmosphere, like the church benches in the dining zone. Also the table is made out of church benches.
This beautiful chapel has been nominated for the Dutch Design Award in 2008 and I can’t wait until it will be put on sale.