CHURCH CONDO CONVERSION
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The design concept proposal is a residential condominium that integrates, at the ground-floor level, the existing church base walls as perimeter delineation of the grocery store. Public access has been maintained through the original church door openings as a symbolic memory of the neighborhood’s approach to the site. The building envelope is composed of a grid pattern of large terracotta modules with open joints to serve as a rain screen system with similar color tone of the existing church bricks. The window frames are recessed behind the terracotta tiles contouring the openings, leaving the majority of the glass uninterrupted.