Cómo dibujar la arquitectura de Aldo van Eyck. Cinco dibujos de la casa de la familia Van Eyck en Loenen

Translated title of the contribution: How to draw Aldo van Eyck's house in Loenen

Alejandro Campos Uribe*

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This paper tries to explore the act of drawing as a tool for analysis and cultural dissemination, an instrument of memory which lives beyond the vanishing of what tries to represent. It applies this idea to the house of Aldo van Eyck in Loenen aan de Vecht, in order to understand the building of which handrawn sketches, blueprints and numerous pictures are conserved. The text is a result of a deeper research on Aldo van Eyck's house, an unkwnown project shown here for the first time, outside the inner circle of his family and friends. The paper takes but five aspects of the house which have been represented in five drawings. "Superponer": the house as a stop in a line of four houses inhabited by Van Eyck. "La casa, las cosas y los casos": as a gathering of autonomous objetcs in a net of reciprocal relations. "Todo cambia": as an overlap of two different ways of understanding and living space from two different times. "Entremuros": as a space fully charged of potential, meaning. "Abrir horizontes": finally, the house as a place which holds inside the whole world. The objective of this essay is not to deduce final conclusions about the house but to present raw material, submitting it to a broad scientific discussion.

Translated title of the contributionHow to draw Aldo van Eyck's house in Loenen
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)126-133
Number of pages8
JournalRita Revista Indexada de Textos Academicos
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Aldo van Eyck
  • Drawing architecture
  • Loenen aan de Vecht
  • Own house
  • Team X


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