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overtreders w: thuys at the dolhuys
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nov 08, 2012
overtreders w: thuys at the dolhuys


‘thuys at the dolhuys’ by overtreders w, haarlem, the netherlands
image © jorn van eck
all images courtesy of overtreders w

 

 

dutch practice overtreders w have sent us images of their recently completed ‘thuys at the dolhuys’, a restaurant within a psychiatrist museum
in haarlem, the netherlands. situated within a 14th century chapel of a psychiatric hospital, the original function is accentuated by
painting the walls crisp white and exposing the masonry of the tower. a children’s play area is placed within a nook at the base of
the brick shaft.

 

custom-designed furniture integrates and caters to the specific qualities of individuals with psychiatric problems, allowing ease of assembly by volunteers.
a bar counter is covered with matte glazed tiles. a metal box chandelier surfaced with wool felt, matching a modular bookcase for magazines,
colored acoustical panels and picture frames. the oak of an original bench has been re-purposed into a long table and used lampshades were reupholstered
with grey velvet for pendant lighting. an eclectic collection of interior elements contribute to a warm atmosphere.

 

 


bar counter covered with matte tiles
image © jorn van eck

 

 


window to kitchen
image © jorn van eck

 

 


psychiatrist office atmosphere
image © jorn van eck

 

 


pegboard wall for photos
image © jorn van eck

 

 


magazine corner
image © jorn van eck

 

 


daylit dining area with reused lampshade pendant
image © jorn van eck

 

 


glass-enclosed dining
image © jorn van eck

 

 


children’s nook within the tower’s exposed base
image © jorn van eck

 

 


exterior of the 14th century chapel
image © jorn van eck

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