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Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects

  • 01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects
Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects, © Dominique Uldry
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© Dominique Uldry
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Text description provided by the architects. In the former Luke Chapel - built in 1924 as a Bernese district church in the Art Deco style and completely disfigured in the 70s – are now built 2 new homes. In order to keep the floor free of supports and receive the light oft he generous church window, the upper apartment was hanged as a concrete box in the two-storey former church.

The once closed south facade could now be opened with generous sash windows and cantilevered balconies to the quarters and to the garden.

© Dominique Uldry
© Dominique Uldry

Both apartments were equipped with a simple Minergie ventilation, which is perfectly integrated in the interface between living and sleeping spaces and fresh air is introduced by linear diffusers.

© Dominique Uldry
© Dominique Uldry

Where previously the pastor preached at the altar and where the organist played hymns, is now the kitchen - food is cooked and cheerful children's laughter rings out.

© Dominique Uldry
© Dominique Uldry

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Cite: "Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects" 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/531661/conversion-of-a-chapel-in-bern-morscher-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884