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Church Extension by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

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Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects designed a very cool modern style extension for the historic church in Hoboken, New Jersey that was turned into a studio. Modern extensions in traditional buildings can be a challenging task. Modern materials contrast greatly with the natural brick and stone which can be both interesting or, on the contrary, alien.

Church Extension by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

The Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects’ extension is interesting but at the same time it doesn’t stand out too much as to appear totally alien. The colorful panelled surface complements the original building’s brick pattern although it’s certainly different from it. The window glass matches in both extension and the church.

The odd-shaped extension is organic rather than too extravagant. It houses an office with bookshelves and a sitting area.

Church Extension by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

Prompted by the church’s original design the exposed brick is the center of attention enhanced with wooden floors, furniture and metal details of the structure.

The modern extensions designed to complement the original building can be a great way to add space to the living or working area. The Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects’ project is not overshadowing the building and yet has a special something of its own.

The elongated honeycomb panels in muted green, blue, and red create a nice attractive look and yet echoes the building’s texture as well. The rounded shape gives a nice contrast to the traditional building also providing for a canopied car parking space.

The interior is modern and yet not conventionally office-style clean and cold. The brown brick and wooden finishes give the interior the warm look as do brown leather chairs. The browns are balanced out with pops of black and white. The extension opens to the outdoor views with big windows that allow plenty of natural light in.

What do you think about it?

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