Modern home design is completed designed by the Ruud Visser Architects. This house which built in a church is constructed located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This nice dwelling is designed for a family with two children.
Modern Home Design Review
Ruud Visser Architects in corporation with Peter Boer has completed designed a ‘house in the church’, a modern home design. This modern home design is intended constructed for a family with the two children. From the 1930, along the river De Rotte in Rottedam stands a wooden church. This church was not used anymore, and it is 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.
This church is as big as six average family houses with a volume of 3000 cube. In this case, the architects could just blow up the program for an average family dwelling by six times, or they could make a living space with twenty rooms, but that’s not their goal.
The architect starting point is to design a ‘luxurious living space, of normal measurements’ which is intended for a family with the two children. Uniquely, this living space will be situated as an independent object. The important thing in this design is the space which is placed between the sacred and everyday living. The owner can actually walk around the living space while walking inside the church; it is because the space is held open.
Modern Home Design Interior
Inside this building, the choir is located on the back-side of the original church. It is a smaller and lower volume than the real church building with its back facade which is directly situated on the bank of the river De Rotte. With the same measurements but much shorter and with the back facade completely out of glass, the original volume of the choir is replaced by a modern volume.
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.
The glass-façade with the huge sliding-doors, the white frame of steal and the moveable blinds in the back-facade, make a striking look along the river-side.
Visit the website of Ruud Visser Architects – here.
Photography by René de Wit