The Benedictine Monk Who Showed Us How to Build. Dom Hans van der Laan
(Caroline Voet) The Low Countries - 2018, № 26, pp. 289-290
Dom Hans van der Laan’s (1904-1991) architectural realisations are limited. As a teacher, this peculiar Dutch Benedictine monk advised his students on all kinds of projects, but his own main achievements are four convents and a house. He did not even have a proper architectural office, but worked from his own personal abbey cell. Nevertheless, Van der Laan is recognised as one of the most significant architects of the twentieth century.
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