first_imgSave this picture!© René de Wit+ 25 Share Projects ArchDaily Architects: Ruud Visser Architects Photographs CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Rotterdam, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeRuud Visser ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseRotterdamRefurbishmentHousesRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on October 23, 2010Cite: “House In A Church / Ruud Visser Architects” 23 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House In A Church / Ruud Visser Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House In A Church / Ruud Visser ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse In A Church / Ruud Visser Architects Photographs:  René de WitText description provided by the architects. Along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam stands a wooden church from 1930. The church was not in function anymore and was used as a garage for fixing and selling cars. The church was totally covered with metal plates and looked like a hangar. At the moment of the pitch, the building was in decline.Save this picture!© René de WitRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingArchitecture office Ruud Visser in corporation with Peter Boer designed a ‘house in the church’ for a family with two children.With a volume of 3000 cube, the church is as big as six average family houses. We could just blow up the program for an average family dwelling by six times. Or we could make a house with twenty rooms. But that was not our goal. Save this picture!© René de WitOur starting point was to design a ‘luxurious house, of normal measurements’ for a family with two children. This ‘house’ will be situated inside the church as an independent object. Crucial in the design is the space between the house and the church. In this space you will experience the confrontation between the sacred and everyday living. This space is held open so you can actually walk around the house while walking inside the church. Save this picture!© René de WitOn the back-side of the original church was the choir. A smaller and lower volume than the actual church. With its back facade directly situated on the bank of the river De Rotte. The original volume of the choir is replaced by a modern volume, with the same measurements but much shorter and with the back facade completely out of glass. The formerly ‘transept’ of the church (cross-ship) is laid open now. And is designed as an immense void, where the whole original church can be seen. The new glass-façade opens the church to the river and gives a magnificent view off the landscape. The transept now functions as a buffer between the outside and the private house. Save this picture!© René de WitThe glass-façade with the huge sliding-doors, the white frame of steal and the moveable blinds in the back-façade, make a striking look along the river-side.Save this picture!© René de WitProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Okhta Center / RMJMArticlesA Room for LondonArticles Share The Netherlands “COPY” House In A Church / Ruud Visser Architectslast_img

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