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

overtreders w: thuys at the dolhuys

‘thuys at the dolhuys’ by overtreders w, haarlem, the netherlands image © jorn van eckall 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 tilesimage © jorn van eck



window to kitchenimage © jorn van eck



psychiatrist office atmosphereimage © jorn van eck



pegboard wall for photosimage © jorn van eck



magazine cornerimage © jorn van eck



daylit dining area with reused lampshade pendantimage © jorn van eck



glass-enclosed diningimage © jorn van eck



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



exterior of the 14th century chapelimage © jorn van eck

  • Okay, seriously?? I’ve re-modelled my own home and staged it with found re-purposed items, and I KNOW I could do a edgier more interesting look…I don’t get it. Or, do I? Is it all about getting that high profile, because I see a lot of stuff that just makes go “Whaaa??” Anyone with a cool building that needs staging call me- I’m cheaper and I’m damn sure better.

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