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Contemporary concrete exterior home idea in Melbourne

RESIDENTIAL CHURCH CONVERSIONContemporary Exterior, Melbourne

Bagnato Architects


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hayallalencar wrote:Sep 18, 2013
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    Kahne O'Banion Architect

    Love, Love, Love.....Kahne O'Banion, Architect.

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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors
    Hi Kahne,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate you have taken the time to look at our project and to write down your comment. The project was a labour of love for us and it has been a talking point with so many people. We are very proud of the final design outcome.

    All the best with your projects,

    Dominic Bagnato
Anita wrote:May 8, 2016
  • Ras Dawitt

    Wow! Very nice remodel! Can you tell me the brand garage door? I been searching for a matte blk roller door.

ecessna wrote:Mar 18, 2013
  • almoslino
    Dominic, you and your wife have done an amazing job with this home. It is a great example of mixing old and new in a modern fashion. Do you only build in Australia? -Love it-
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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors
    Thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated. We are able to design anywhere in the world and would great fully appreciate any commission that allows us to. The world really is a smaller place with the advent of the Internet and computers so designing outside of Australia wouldn't be too difficult. My wife and I have a passion for design and our relationship with our clients most always turns to friendship. We really do care about designing people's homes as it is so personal and such a big investment. We also love doing interior design work as it helps integrate the architecture with the inside.
    Kind regards,
    Dominic Bagnato
mlmjam wrote:Feb 27, 2013
  • triciabell101
    Absolutely amazing! The design is remarkable!
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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors
    I have been away on vacation with my family and have just got back. I just wanted to say thankyou for such a wonderful compliment.
    Dominic Bagnato
Gil Adelman Design/Build wrote:May 8, 2016
ceton wrote:Mar 19, 2015
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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors

    My apologies for getting back to you so late. Somehow we missed this question.

    The garage door is the colour black

    The render colour around the garage is a toscano render. Their website is www.toscanoromanrender.com.au

    Dominic Bagnato

mary1771 wrote:Aug 2, 2013
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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors

    Thankyou for your kind words they are very much appreciated.
    We purchased thge garage door from a company in Melbourne Australia called Dandenong Garage Doors.
    Their website is www.dandenonggaragedoors.com.au
    If you go onto their website you will see their complete range of doors.
    We purchase what is called a sectional door. It was clad in timber and we painted the colour we chose. You can stain the door the natural colour or choose your own finish.

    Hope this helps,

    Dominic Bagnato
Khalid Ali wrote:Jul 28, 2013
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    Bagnato Architecture & Interiors
    Hello Khaled,

    Sorry we have taken some time to get back to you as we have been away from our office.
    I wasnt exactly sure what you wanted, did you want to know what the construction cost was or do you want to purchase the complete set of architectural and engineering drawings for the project.

    If you would like to purchase all the design drawings please contact me by email at dominic@bagnatoarchitecture.com.au

    Kind Regards,

    Dominic Bagnato

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bryan Anthony added this to The Best Church Conversions on HouzzApr 1, 2016

4. Modern Miracle in Melbourne When an 1892 Anglican church outside Melbourne, Australia, came on the market, husband-and-wife architects Dominic and Marie Bagnato of Bagnato Architects jumped at the chance to save the weatherboarded structure from being turned into a commercial office space. With old churches like it becoming a rarity in the area — the smallish designs can’t support growing congregations, so churchgoers are consolidating into larger spaces — the couple decided that converting the building into an awe-inspiring modern home would help ensure its staying power. “We wanted to preserve the architecture and retain the look but bring it to a 21st-century house on the inside,” Marie says. With the home’s hundred-year-old wood trusses and ceiling and high-end decor, being inside it today is nearly a religious experience.

Annie Thornton added this to How to Make Your House Feel at Home Where It IsSep 2, 2014

Consider the vernacular shapes and proportions of existing buildings onsite, and complement these without mimicking the style.See more of this modern converted church

Mitchell Parker added this to Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?Jan 21, 2014

And that’s one of the cautions with our Houzz poll. The data skews to those living in the United States, and that apparently influences which camp people fall into. In the U.S. the view that Crisp takes is more popular. But in places like Australia, it’s quite the opposite. Building codes in Australia are set up to encourage dramatic modern architectural gestures to distinguish old and new structures. Take the example shown here: a historic church from 1892 that architect Dominic Bagnato added on to with a supermodern structure. “The view taken by Australian architects and, in fact, enforced by local government is that additions must not imitate but clearly stand out from the original structure,” Bagnato says. “The reason is that there is a belief that by creating modern additions, in time you can clearly see and possibly date the original structure and all subsequent additions, therefore reinforcing the original design and construction and honoring its roots. If you imitate the design and you can’t distinguish the original architecture, how will you know what part of the building was original? What parts were added on? How was the original building constructed? And what methods were used from today’s practices?”

Becky Harris added this to 4 Former Churches Find New Glory as HomesAug 12, 2013

1. Outside Melbourne. When husband-and-wife architects Dominic and Marie Bagnato heard that this decommissioned local Australian church was going to be turned into commercial office space, they snatched it up and converted it into a unique home instead, adding a contemporary master suite addition to the left of the historic structure.

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