"Aldo Van Eyck’s Twin Phenomena has shattered the barriers of dualism with the two-sided declaration. ‘The city is a big house and the house is a small city’. The Children’s Home in Amsterdam (1960) is a fine example of his Twin Phenomena Paradigm.
Van Eyck’s theories have exerted considerable influence on architecture around the world…"
Kisho Kirokawa, Japan Master Architect
In 1965 Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck was appointed to construct an exhibition pavilion in Arnhem’s Sonsbeek Park. In the summer of 1966 the facility hosted the works of thirty of the best-known artists of the day, including Brancusi, Arp, Marini, Giacometti, Zadkine, Tajiri and Constant…
Some seven or eight years ago, Aldo van Eyck, even though alive and well, changed from being an active participant in architectural debate into a historical figure, reviled and honoured in equal measure. With his General Chamber of Audit in The Hague, however, Van Eyck has breathed new life into long forgotten manifestos. Is there a new chapter dawning in architectural history?