Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sacrum or profanum?

What happens to the "soul of the place" when a conversion takes place?
And what happens when the sacred becomes profane?
The amazing (church) conversions below (and the idea for this post) were found at "design traveller" (one of my favourite blogs). Check it out here (you won't be disappointed, I promise)

white rabbit restaurant and bar, singapore

500 years old building in Barcelona

Converted church building in Cape Town 

Have a fantastic day :)

Claudia xo


  1. The restaurant converted from a church looks gorgeous and cool. And I also love the cowhide bench ottoman in the last picture.

    Awesome finds, Claudia!


  2. Hello Claudia:
    Such a very interesting and topical post in an age where, certainly in the UK, more and more churches are becoming redundant and where new uses for them must be found. Large spaces, particularly in remote country districts, are not readily filled. Too large for domestic use, too isolated for business. These images present some most imaginative solutions.

  3. Wow, they are truly amazing. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage and supporting my guest blogger whilst I was away.

  4. I love some of these spaces. Checked out that blog. It's awesome. Thanks for sharing Claudia.


  5. That last photo is breathtaking. Well they all are but the last one especially. Thanks!

  6. Those places look amazing! What an eye to see a hidden gem

  7. Such gorgeous images!
    Particularly love the top two, beautiful spaces!

    Abigail x

  8. WOW Claudia!! Such a gorgeous places. Especially the White Rabbit Restaurant and bar, in Singapore. Great post girl ... Also thank YOU for visit my site, I truly appreciate it. ^____^

    Sunshine & smiles to you always! (((-: