Renovating Religion

Restoring old churches into liveable and highly modern hotels and homes
Implications - Home restoration has become popular thanks to the success of related reality TV shows. These renovated churches reflect our desire to preserve culture yet live at the height of modernity. Adding to their appeal is the fact that owning a piece of history can ensure exclusivity.
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Renovating Religion - Converted Churches as Homes
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V. Hot 47,655 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 08
Renovating Religion
Converted Churches as Homes
These heavenly buildings are actually churches which have been converted into modern homes. The richly historic architecture of these U.K. buildings makes for a fascinating framework for modern design.… [More]
Hip Gothic Church Hotels - Kruisherenhotel
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Hot 11,778 Clicks Pub: May 9, 08
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
Who knew Gothic architecture could be so unbelievably funky and hip? Kruisherenhotel, located in Maastricht, Netherlands proves that it can be. We've seen renovated churches as homes, but this 15th century… [More]
Converted Church Homes - Religious Renovations
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Hot 57,729 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Converted Church Homes
Religious Renovations
For an increasing number of homeowners around the world, living in a converted former church is an attractive option to avoid the monotony of cookie-cutter conventional homes. From single-family chapels… [More]
Renovating Religion Part II - Converted Churches as Hotels
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Warm 19,096 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 08
Renovating Religion Part II
Converted Churches as Hotels
Less people go to church today, hence these buildings are often converted to other uses. Some of them for instance become hotels, and here are a few examples. Located in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland,… [More]
Renovating Religion Part III - Before and After Church to Home
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Mild 10,454 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 08
Renovating Religion Part III
Before and After Church to Home
I've always loved the idea of renovating a church or warehouse as a living space. The people at Zecc just reinforced how cool it would be to take a structure that perhaps has outlived its usefulness and… [More]
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