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



entry 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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