Monday, May 11

Priests Retreat

Photos by Miguel de Guzmán

Miguel de GuzmánAndres Jaque Arquitectos & Enrique Krahe renovated an abondoned seminary in Plasencia, Spain, into a residential house for retired priests.

They transformed a 15th century building with an 19th century extension into a gorgeous and frisky place where debate and participation within and without the religious community can take place.

The residential house is colorful, has an undeniable sense of humor and is downright iconoclast under several aspects: old washing machine doors are used as windows in the laundry space, some of the corridor floors are made of rubber, counter screens from a bank are recycled and used in the “self-service chapel”, the benches have wheels to make them mobile, light comes from every corners and is reflected in bright green, pink or yellow, etc.

via Coolboom

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