We are simply ‘iheartblob’ – we see ourselves as a project; one focused on curation with contributions from architects, artists and researchers. At this moment we keep contributors names (and our own) anonymous.
We are exploring the idea of the Architectural Object. Our discipline invests so much meaning into objects that they develop a metaphysical existence of their own; this coupled with advances in technological tools is driving us towards a singularity wherein the role we serve as architects is clearly vague.
Our project attempts to articulate both formally and verbally the crises of thought we as a discipline are encountering (for better and for worse). While we primarily draw on core tenets of OOO (Object Orientated Ontology) and Thermodynamics, we further attempt to entwine theoretical principles of post modernism, post structuralism, formalism and others.
We rely on a new visual language of architecture. Our designs are rarely seen in plan and section and rather expressed using renders, mixed realities (physical and augmented) and animations in an attempt to reflect their Lagrangian derivations.
Our work invites broader conversations, and we strongly feel ideas for and against our work should be discussed. Without such discussions, our discipline is doomed to exist in a near-empty and slowly draining pool of Deluzian Parametricism pastiche, forcing architects and students alike to work derivatively rather than seek out new innovations.
We have attached a few selected Architectural Objects (along with text describing theoretical influences of each).
You also mentioned that you were interested in the softwares we are using. While there is no standard set, and individual contributors work different, generally the works are completed using contemporary technologies – this means generative algorithms (python, grasshopper, photogrammetry), animation software (cinema 4d, maya), and modelling platforms (zbrush, rhino). We also use a series of post production software for rendering and fabrication.