"Condemned Building”/ Architectural Drawings 

“Condemned Building”/ Architectural Drawings

"Oxygen House - Anatomical Section", by Doug Darden, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

January 22nd – March 31st, 2023

Reception: Thursday March 7th 2023, 5-7pm 

Shortly before he died in 1996, Doug Darden worked with the printmaking studio of Osama Nakasuji, Osaka, Japan, to create a unique set of ten prints made from drawings of five of the theoretical projects from his architectural treatise Condemned Building. Darden, in the spirit of the century French architect Jean-Jacques Lequeu, used this title to convey ideas that may not fit into the canon of acceptable work.

The School of Architecture and Interior Design celebrates the importance of drawing in its many forms in an exhibit of Darden’s lithographs along with drawings from alumni of the School. While the conventions of architectural drawing are often for the legal production of building documents, architects have also used drawing as a form of speculation. The work shown includes travel sketches, conceptual drawings, drawings in the landscape, erotic forms of protest and work in video and AI as tools for investigation, fantasy, and projection.

West Gallery

Meyers Gallery, West Gallery, Wall A

West Gallery, Wall A

Meyers Gallery, West Gallery, Walls B & C

West Gallery, Walls B & C

Meyers Gallery, West Gallery, Walls B

West Gallery, Walls B

Doug Darden

Museum of Imposters

Doug Darden, Museum of Imposters, lithographs

Museum of Imposters - Cross Section & Longitudinal Section, lithographs, each 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Museum of Imposters, lithographs

Museum of Imposters - Cross Section, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Museum of Imposters, lithographs

Museum of Imposters - Cross Section, detial

Doug Darden, Museum of Imposters, lithographs

Museum of Imposters - Longitudinal Section, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Museum of Imposters, lithographs

Museum of Imposters - Longitudinal Section, detail

Night School

Doug Darden, Night School, lithograph

Night school - Cross Section & Plan View, lithographs, each 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Night School, lithograph

Night School - Cross Section, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Night School, lithograph

Night School - Cross Section, detail

Doug Darden, Night School, lithograph

Night School - Plan View, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Night School, lithograph

Night School - Plan View, detail

Temple Forgetful

Doug Darden, Temple Forgetful, lithograph

Temple Forgetful - Elevation, Palatine Hill & Elevation with Basilica of Maxentius, lithographs, each 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Temple Forgetful, lithograph

Temple Forgetful - Elevation, Palatine Hill, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Temple Forgetful, lithograph

Temple Forgetful - Elevation, Palatine Hill, detail

Doug Darden, Temple Forgetful, lithograph

Temple Forgetful - Elevation with Basilica of Maxentius, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Temple Forgetful, lithograph

Temple Forgetful - Elevation with Basilica of Maxentius, details

Oxygen House

Doug Darden, Oxygen House, lithograph

Oxygen House - South Elevation & Anatomical Section, lithographs, each 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Oxygen House, lithograph

Oxygen House - South Elevation, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Oxygen House, lithograph, detail

Oxygen House - South Elevation, detail

Doug Darden, Oxygen House, lithograph

Oxygen House - Anatomical Section, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Oxygen House, lithograph, detail

Oxygen House - Anatomical Section, detail

Hostel

Doug Darden, Hostel, lithograph

Hostel - Northwest Elevation & Cross Section, lithographs, each 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Hostel, lithograph

Hostel - Northwest Elevation, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Hostel, lithograph, detail

Hostel - Northwest Elevation, detail

Doug Darden, Hostel, lithograph

Hostel - Cross Section, lithograph, 33 x 23 1/2 inches (83.82 x 59.69 cm), 1993

Doug Darden, Hostel, lithograph, detail

Hostel - Cross Section, detail

East Gallery

William Wesley Taylor

William Wesley Taylor

MLK Memorial Drawings

Jacob McGowan

Jacob McGowen, Study for Machina, acrylic on paper

Study for Machina, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24 inches (45.72 x 60.96 cm), 2004

Jacob McGowen, Study for Machina, acrylic on paper, detail

Study for Machina, detail

Bennet Nieman

Bennet Nieman, Schema C Encoding R-01 2, digital print

Schema C Encoding R-01 2, digital print, 48 x 36 inches (121.92 x 91.44 cm), 2018

Bennet Nieman, Schema C Encoding R-01 2, digital print, detail

Schema C Encoding R-01 2, detail

Michael Graves

Michael Graves, The Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, pencil on tracing paper

The Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, pencil on tracing paper, 12 x 18 inches (30.48 x 45.72 cm) date unknown

Michael Graves, The Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, pencil on tracing paper, detail

The Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, detail

Aaron Tobey

Aaron Tobey, House of Puzzle Maker, section through working/sleeping spaces at low tide, mixed media

House of Puzzle Maker, section through working/sleeping spaces at low tide, mixed media, each 19 1/8 x 27 inches (48.26 x 68.58 cm), 2013

mixed media

each 19 1/8 x 27 inches (48.26 x 68.58 cm)

2013

Terry Welker

Terry Welker, Ginkgo Dreams, photograph

Ginkgo Dreams, photograph, 14 x 20 inches (35.56 x 50.8 cm), 2024

Terry Welker, Ginkgo Dreams, photograph, detail

Ginkgo Dreams, detail

Kelsey de Polo

Kelsey de Polo, Video Still of Architecture to Support a Transient America, video animation

Video Still of Architecture to Support a Transient America, video animation, 2021

Kelsey de Polo, Video Still of Architecture to Support a Transient America, video animation

Video Still of Architecture to Support a Transient America, video animation, 2021

Brendan Girten

Brendan Girten, Video Still of drowningNYC, video animation

Video Still of drowningNYC, video animation, 2020

Brendan Girten, Video Still of drowningNYC, video animation

Video Still of drowningNYC, video animation, 2020

Michael Schuster

Michael Schuster, Cincinnati Riverfront, graphite on Vellum

Cincinnati Riverfront, graphite on Vellum, 30 x 42 inches (76.2 x 106.68 cm), 1997

Michael Schuster, Cincinnati Riverfront, graphite on Vellum, detail

Cincinnati Riverfront, detail

Michael Schuster, Cincinnati Riverfront, ink on paper

Cincinnati Riverfront, ink on paper, 16 x 25 inches (63.5 x 40.64 cm), 1997

Michael Schuster, Cincinnati Riverfront, ink on paper, detail

Cincinnati Riverfront, detail

Dan Bube

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper,

Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, date unknown

pencil on paper

various sizes listed below images

dates unknown

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 1

Meandering River Garden Resort (1), 16 11/16 x 11 3/8 inches (42.67 x 26.35 cm)

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 1 detail

Meandering River Garden Resort (1), detail

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 2

Meandering River Garden Resort (2), 16 11/16 x 10 3/8 inches (42.67 x 26.23 cm)

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 2 detail

Meandering River Garden Resort (2), detail

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 3

Meandering River Garden Resort (3), 14 1/2 x 10 3/16 (36.83 x 25.9 cm)

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 3 detail

Meandering River Garden Resort (3), detail

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 4

Meandering River Garden Resort (4), pencil on tracing paper, 10.24 x 14.5 inches, unknown date

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 4 detail

Meandering River Garden Resort (4), detail

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 5

Meandering River Garden Resort (5), 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (26 x 36.83 cm)

Dan Bube, Meandering River Garden Resort, pencil on paper, 5 detail

Meandering River Garden Resort (5), detail