Wednesday, November 03, 2010
What was once a former church in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa, is now the secondary residence of Samuel and Danilo Benevelli, an Italian couple who commissioned architect Perry Harrison-Hyde to renovate the space for them. Abandoned by the clergy in 1960, the church had in turn become a dance studio, a woodworking shop and then a photo studio before the Benevellis discovered it. Entranced with the space, they asked Harrison-Hyde to encorporate the original features of the church into the renovation. The result is a serene and monastic space, where old Gothic windows flood with light an interior furnished with modern designs and contemporary South African art. Read more (in French) here. Via Marie Claire Maison.