Structuralism (architecture) - Further Configurations – Aesthetics of Number

Further Configurations – Aesthetics of Number

The term "aesthetics of number" is introduced by Aldo van Eyck in the architectural magazine Forum 7/1959. In his article van Eyck showed two works of art: a structuralist painting by the contemporary artist Richard Paul Lohse and a Kuba textile (Bakuba tissue) by an African artist of the "primitive" culture. The combination of these two cultures has a symbolic meaning in the structuralist movement.

  • Orphanage in Amsterdam, "Aesthetics of Number", 1960 (Aldo van Eyck)

  • Leicester University Engineering Building, 1963 (Stirling-Gowan)

  • Salk Institute in La Jolla California, 1965 (Louis Kahn)

  • Office building Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn, 1972 (Herman Hertzberger)

  • Brunswick Centre Bloomsbury London, 1972 (Patrick Hodgkinson)

  • Klinikum Aachen, 1971–1985

  • Parliament building of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf, 1979–1988

  • Urban district Oude Haven in Rotterdam, 1985 (Piet Blom)

  • Office building Banca del Gottardo in Lugano, 1987 (Mario Botta)

  • Gare do Oriente, Station in Lisbon, 1998 (Santiago Calatrava)

  • Swiss pavilion Expo 2000 in Hanover (Peter Zumthor)

  • The Children's Monument Yad Vashem Jerusalem, 2005 (Moshe Safdie)

  • Memorial in Berlin, 2005 (Peter Eisenman)

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