Modulor, Plastic Number and the Perception of Architectural Space

Current researchproject on the subject of proportion in architecture, which critically examines the significance of ‘proportion’ as a means of architectural design.

Using the example of two approaches from architectural history to apply an absolute poportion system to architecture, it is discussed to what extent proportional relations become manifest and are perceptable in architectural space, at all: on the basis of Le Corbusier’s system of the ‘Modulor’ and Dom Hans van der Laan’s proportion system of the ‘Plastic number’.