Highly Modern Studio Extension To Historic Church in USA
By adding a modern extension to a historic church in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects created an original work studio. Contrasting the old brick walls of the main building, the extension stands out due to its shape and use of materials. Glass, steel and colorful hexagonal panels were chosen as a fresh approach to the roof and exterior walls of the new structure.
As if sprung from a Sci-Fi movie, the new extension inspires modern living at its utmost potential. Its interiors are flooded in natural light from the generously-sized windows and are defined by asymmetry and curved lines. One of the brick walls was kept intact, paying tribute to the original architecture of the building. The furniture arrangements inspire elegance and soberness, both attributes of a proper work environment. How would you comment on the design of this unusual extension? Find its overall shape and use of materials inspiring?