13/​11/​2017 - The re-​used extended-​family church in Alphen a/​d Rijn was on dis­play in the Dutch tele­vi­sion show Bin­nen­ste­Buiten last week. The pre­vi­ously dis­carded church has been trans­formed into two daz­zling dwelling to make room for the par­tic­u­lar hous­ing desire of the fam­ily van der Laan – Kampstra.

Over the course of the past two years, the church has been split hor­i­zon­tally into two apart­ments: the ground floor apart­ment for the par­ents, the upstairs apart­ment for the chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. The facades have been restored rig­or­ously, shared spaces for both fam­i­lies have been intro­duced, and a beau­ti­ful large gar­den tops off the design. The extended-​family home pro­vides an easy con­nec­tion between the fam­i­lies, while also respect­ing their pri­vacy. Now the grand­chil­dren can eas­ily visit their grand­par­ents, while the grand­par­ents be looked after, if needed, in the future.

Have a look for your­self and watch the episode here (Dutch only) or learn more about the project on our project page:


FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777

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