SUBTILITAS

SUBTĪLITĀS (latin; noun f., 3rd):
fineness of texture, logic, detail; slenderness, exactness, acuteness; sharpness : precision




Oll+ Interview



While Dom Hans van der Laan's legacy is certainly embedded in his buildings, which are some of the most ethereal and timeless spaces ever designed, he was also a master of all trades, and had a hand in every detail present in his buildings. From new families of fonts for stone encryptions to furniture, linens, bible covers, plaques, tiles, and even monastic robes, Van Der Laan believed in the totality of design in the spaces he created. Much of these designs were based on an experimental theory he developed called the plastic number, which was a ratio that created a relationship between a singular measurement and sets of similar dimensions.Through this ratio, a certain proportion is maintained throughout any scale, creating harmonious relationships between all objects in the space. Read more here, images scanned from here.  



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