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Instead of a new book, Van der Laan expert Caroline Voet created a website, a digital study room of the Dutch Benedictine monk and architect Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991). It guides you through his theory on the three architectonic scales and his own proportional series of the plastic number. It equally shows several… Continue reading New educational website on the work of dom Hans van der Laan
Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the MindThe book Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the Mind is being published by the Flanders Architecture Institute on the occasion of the exhibition Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind which took place in 2017 at deSingel in Antwerp. Author Caroline Voet (KU Lueven) worked… Continue reading ‘Dom Hans Van Der Laan. A house for the mind’ written by Caroline Voet wins architectural book award 2018
Prof. Sven Sterken obtained a visiting fellowship to the University of Queensland from 31st July until 31st August 2018. During his stay in Brisbane he will study the archives of Archbishop James Duhig (1871-1965), known as ‘James the Builder’ since he raised finance for no less than 400 church buildings during his tenure. In particular, he will study… Continue reading Sven Sterken visiting fellowship University of Queensland
EXHIBITION – until 14.01.2018 At deSingel, you have the change to discover the unique universe of architect and monk Dom Hans van der Laan. You can also combine a visit at the exhibition with a guided tour in the abbey of Roosenberg in Waasmunster, one of van der Laan’s masterpieces. This exhibition was curated by… Continue reading Exhibition: Dom Hans Van Der Laan
‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’is a Scientific Research Network (SRN), launched in 2017 and hosted by the research groups Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) and Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation (A2I) of the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, acting together as core research unit under the coordination of Rajesh Heynickx (Head), Fredie Floré and Ricardo Agarez. Read more… Continue reading Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting transpositions in architectural knowledge (1880-1980)