Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

Converted churches, Part 2: Belgium, England, Australia

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Here are three converted churches which seem much more successful than most of the examples in the last post. Above is a 19th century chapel in the Flemish village of Bazel which has been converted into 2 loft-type houses. Thanks to the amazing Office for Word and Image OWI for permission to reprint this photo here – Verne is the photographer. 

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Converted churches, Part 1: common problems

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I’d really like to see a decor makeover show for converted churches, because it’s not easy to make a church liveable, and there are many church-dwellers who could use a guide (I include myself). And not the makeover shows we’re used to, most of which make interiors worse, not better. 

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