with what is not there

At Jason’s suggestion, we looked into the architecture of Douglas Darden and found this bldgblog article about him.  We also stole some snapshots from amazon’s preview thing. His attitude seems to be pretty much right on point.  His book is Condemned Building.

And the project titles! Vunderval! [find them after the jump.]

Apparently he was a really cool dude to boot.

“Architecture is fundamentally connected to all other human endeavors, all other forms of cultural production. Thus, all human undertakings can be explored as a part of it and architecture, in turn, can be examined to shed light on these as well: in all forms of making, we reveal some of the most important and at times intransigent questions that humans continue to deliberate. More importantly, we reveal the constant struggle with what is not there…”

The Life and Work of Douglas Darden: A Brief Encomium, by Jean LaMarche

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