The School of Amsterdam
Although architects have always been preoccupied by 'place', it was Aldo van Eyck who first formulated the concept in such a way that you cannot ignore it. From among the many of his texts that deal with place and space, two well-known statements are quoted here.
"Whatever space and time mean, place and occasion mean more. For space in the image of man is place, and time in the image of man is occasion".
"Make of each a place, a bunch of places of each house and each city, for a house is a tiny city, a city a huge house".
A. van Eyck, 1962.
Reference: Lessons for students in architecture - H. Hertzberger, 1991 - ISBN 990-6450-100-9.
The Venice Hospital as a reply to The School of Amsterdam:
The Venice Hospital: the basic unit is itself hierarchically arranged, with biological rather than mineral analogies and capable of local modification without the destruction of its principle.

The Venice Hospital.

Le Corbusier, 1965.

Geometrical Schema.
CENTRAAL BEHEER: prototype of social transparency in modern architecture. Hertzberger

   Erwin Panofsky "Van Eyck's eye works like a microscope and a telescope at the same such a way that the observer is forced to move between a far away and many close-by positions."
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