BYTR architects: emmaus second hand shop
BYTR architects: emmaus second hand shop BYTR architects: emmaus second hand shop
sep 11, 2012
BYTR architects: emmaus second hand shop

‘emmaus’ by BYTR architects, de bilt, the netherlands
image © jasper van zuijlen
all images courtesy of BYTR architects



a second hand shop designed by dutch practice BYTR architects, ‘emmaus’ is in the town of de bilt, the netherlands.
the revamp creates a lighter and airier interior, giving more justice to the articles on display with a system of niches and aisles.
walls are lined with shelves made from cardboard pallets, wrapping the room with a ladder-like grid. capable of holding up to
250 kilograms of weight, this solution maintained the project’s limited budget.


a dynamic installation of stacked tables, chairs and drawers unravel from a central column for display surfaces. artificial lighting
is given from a chandelier of functional conduit. previously homeless, the employees for the store are offered a place to live
above the space.



cardboard pallets hold up to 250 kilograms of weight
image © jasper van zuijlen



central installation of drawers, tables and chairs wraps a column
image © jasper van zuijlen



image © jasper van zuijlen



chandelier of conduit
image © jasper van zuijlen



image © jasper van zuijlen



image © jasper van zuijlen



shop with filled shelves
image © BYTR architecten



interior in use
image © BYTR architecten



image © BYTR architecten



points of view diagram



categorization of products



project info:



name project: emmaus
address: burg. de withstraat 18. 3732 ek de bilt
client: foundation emmaus
design: BYTR
project team: saskia kok (intern), richèl lubbers
photographer: jasper van zuijlen (with the empty shelves), bytr architecten (with the filled shelves)
program: new interior secondhand store
provisional plan: sep 2011
final plan: jan 2012
start construction: aug 2012
realization: aug 2012
building costs: 12.500 EUR incl. btw

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