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NewsNews • 16 Oct 2020

Steel Craft House reveals the design potential of corten steel

In Utrecht, the Steel Craft houses stylizes the features of a working-class home with a corten steel façade designed by Zecc Architecten. An abstraction in material, features such as traditional a roof cowl with dormer and a chimney are translated into steel. Stylistic elements like a plinth, alternating stone bands, brick-on-edge courses, and cornices can also be found in the steel sheet patterns. Credit: Stijnstijl Fotografie The colour of the corten, which refers to the patina of the archetypical Dutch brick, together with the stylized forms creates a distinct architecture that at the same time merges with the neighbouring brick residential buildings.   Credit: Stijnstijl Fotografie Windows in the new façad... More

Project • By Zecc ArchitectenChapels

Church of Living Utrecht

An old Catholic church is transformed into one spatial residence. The character of the small church is maintained and where possible reinforced. The colours of the characteristic leaded glass are brought to life by whitening the complete space. The stained glass works as a projector on the clear surfaces. For extra daylight roof windows are added, through which diffused light enters the converted chapel. To create contact with the city a large Mondriaan-like window is added behind the original altar. It’s an abstract version of the leaded glass with its strong colours. The balcony with its beautiful organ is extended in the shape of an organizing element. This sculpture defines the different spaces in the chapel: living, dinin... More