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MEETING-HOUSE THEOSOPHISCHE VERENIGING
BRINKMAN & VAN DER VLUGT, 1925-1927, Tolstraat 154-160, Amsterdam
Vergadergebouw Theosophische Vereniging / Meeting-House Theosophische Vereniging ( Brinkman & Van der Vlugt )
© 2006 Jan Derwig

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Brinkman & Van der Vlugt

RENOVATOR:
Gijs Bolhuis
Olowine Bolhuis
Jan Lambeck

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Leen van der Vlugt

BUILDING TYPE:
Religious buildings

This meeting-house for the Theosophical Society has the form of a quadrant with its roof sloping up towards the centre of the imaginary circle containing it, supported by radially placed arched trusses. Daylight enters throught tilted vertical strips of fenestration high up in the two straight walls. In 1984 the building was recast as a library, keeping as close as possible to its original state. The administrative block to its right is still in use as a library and as the premises of the society's Amsterdam lodge.