The exhibition A House for the Mind explores the tangible world surrounding the philosophy of the Dutch architect-monk Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991). Curator Caroline Voet opens up the theories and work of Van der Laan from the past to the future.
Dom Hans Van der Laan wrote a number of treatises during his career. ‘Architectonic Space’ is by far the best known and is still used as a reference by architects today. Voet: “ Architectonic Space, with the ‘plastic number’ as its most important instrument, could be regarded as a very significant crossroads in 20th-century architectural theory. Van der Laan hereby laid the foundations for a deeply human architecture, tailored to the experience of the individual user.”
— Film by artist Ingel Vaikla
— Presentation A house for the Mind by curator Caroline Voet
— Carl Bourgeois, vice dean Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven about Dom Hans van der Laan
— Visit exhibition and reception
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