RESIDENTIAL CHURCH CONVERSIONContemporary Exterior, Melbourne
Converted church with contemporay additions
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Bagnato opted for black window and door frames on this project – the conversion of an old church into a home fit for modern family living.Take the tour around this home
Breathing spaceUsing a connection between new and old is a great way to blend. Here, the team at Bagnato Architects uses a different language to connect the old and new in this amazing residential church extension.
5. Don’t get attached to an optimistic timeline Ideally, your team members will take the time to carefully plan and build your dream house most efficiently. Even if they are not putting in hours specifically on your project, the designer and others will likely be thinking about your project in the back of their minds. It takes time to work out the details of a project, so if you need to get the project designed and built very quickly, there might be situations that won’t be fully resolved in the design phase. There will always be elements that will need resolving onsite, but taking the time to do as much as possible on paper can reduce costs.It’s also tempting to look at the best-case scenario for construction and think that it will then be the norm for your project. Just like with a cost contingency, though, you’d be well served to build in a time contingency as well. As much as it might seem possible to get into the house on a certain date if all the stars align, realistically there is a chance that the project could go late for a whole variety of reasons (laid out previously). Do yourself a favour: have a backup plan in case you can’t roll up in the moving van on your exact date.
Glass walls fuse old and new, indoors and out, connecting the house to the pool area and the valley beyond.