Ordine e Proporzione

Dom Hans van der Laan e l’espressività dello spazio architettonico

Tiziana Proietti (Ed.)

QUODLIBET | MACERATA: 2015

This book offers a thorough analysis of Dutch architect and Benedictine monk Hans van der Laan’s body of work (1904-1991) by focusing on the Plastic Number proportional theory

By acknowledging the crisis of the application of proportional systems in twentieth-century architecture, Van der Laan investigated proportion no longer in its symbolic and aesthetic dimension but went further in understanding the perceptive-cognitive value it holds. 

Through the plastic number Van der Laan built a true theory of architecture, based on the scientific analysis of the human understanding of the built environment, and opened an unprecedented chapter in the theory of proportion in architecture.  

This book offers a thorough analysis of Dutch architect and Benedictine monk Hans van der Laan’s body of work (1904-1991) by focusing on the Plastic Number proportional theory

By acknowledging the crisis of the application of proportional systems in twentieth-century architecture, Van der Laan investigated proportion no longer in its symbolic and aesthetic dimension but went further in understanding the perceptive-cognitive value it holds. 

Through the plastic number Van der Laan built a true theory of architecture, based on the scientific analysis of the human understanding of the built environment, and opened an unprecedented chapter in the theory of proportion in architecture.  

Ordine e Proporzione

Dom Hans van der Laan e l’espressività dello spazio architettonico

Tiziana Proietti 

QUODLIBET | MACERATA: 2015