Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature Friday: Cathedrals Turned Libraries

From Gizmodo:
Churches tend to ebb and flow with generations: Chapels close after neighborhoods are redeveloped, cathedrals are abandoned after religious upheaval. So, what then? In more than a few cases, they've been turned into bookstores and libraries.
The images are pretty spectacular.  See for yourself!

St. Denys-du-Plateau Church by Dan Hanganu Architectes and Côté Leahy Cardas Architectes in Québec
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Waanders in Der Broeren by Bk Architecten, in Zwolle, the Netherlands
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The church's original organ remains intact—though the choir's perch is now full of books.
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Images: Joop van Putten.

Elsa Morante Public Library by DAP Studio in Varese, Italy
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Images: Luigi Filetici

Selexyz Dominicanen by Merkx + Girod in Maastricht, the Netherlands
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4 comments:

  1. Wow oh wow. Those are AMAZING. It's almost overwhelming how beautiful they are.

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    1. I know, I fell in love as soon as I saw the images. Something about cathedrals and libraries make a really great combination!

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