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Silvan Laan

http://www.silvanlaan.com

Da Costakade 210 I, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Silvan Laan is a Dutch artist, architectural designer and mystic. In 2016, Silvan earned a M.A. at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, based on a written thesis outlining an evolutionary taxonomy of architectural types. Silvan is currently engaged in research towards a body of architectural work of the so-called integral type, aimed at a synthesis of primitive and modern attitudes and building methods, as well as ecological sensitivity.

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Architecture in Evolution


a typology

Architecture in Evolution


a typology
An evolutionary typology of architectural form, a new grand narrative in times of postmodern confusion.
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I wrote an essay entitled "architecture in evolution: a typology" which I published on my personal website. It is intended to bring renewed meaning and direction to architectural practice by providing a theoretical basis for making design decisions, primarily regarding architectural form.

I think it is important to stretch the limits of architectural theory to include prehistoric time. Since the lifespan of the human species was spent for the most part in the pre-literate condition, I think it is safe to assume that whatever happened there has an enduring formative impact. To find our bearings in the present moment, however, it is not enough to rely on tradition. The human imagination provides premonitions of the future to guide us.

The essay, an elaboration of my 2016 masters thesis at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, can be read in full here: https://sixorder.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_54.html

Architecture in Evolution


a typology

Architecture in Evolution


a typology
An evolutionary typology of architectural form, a new grand narrative in times of postmodern confusion.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

I wrote an essay entitled "architecture in evolution: a typology" which I published on my personal website. It is intended to bring renewed meaning and direction to architectural practice by providing a theoretical basis for making design decisions, primarily regarding architectural form.

I think it is important to stretch the limits of architectural theory to include prehistoric time. Since the lifespan of the human species was spent for the most part in the pre-literate condition, I think it is safe to assume that whatever happened there has an enduring formative impact. To find our bearings in the present moment, however, it is not enough to rely on tradition. The human imagination provides premonitions of the future to guide us.

The essay, an elaboration of my 2016 masters thesis at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, can be read in full here: https://sixorder.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_54.html


Idea by

Silvan Laan
Da Costakade 210 I
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Silvan Laan is a Dutch artist, architectural designer and mystic. In 2016, Silvan earned a M.A. at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, based on a written thesis outlining an evolutionary taxonomy of architectural types. Silvan is currently engaged in research towards a body of architectural work of the so-called integral type, aimed at a synthesis of primitive and modern attitudes and building methods, as well as ecological sensitivity.