Object Objections

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bft8gkje6nbpkr0w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bft8gkje6nbpkr0w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bft8gkje6nbpkr0w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bft8gkje6nbpkr0w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Like many of their contemporaries, the Vienna-based studio <a href="https://www.iheartblob.com/" >iheartblob</a> have taken an interest in emerging schools of philosophy, notably <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149934079/timothy-morton-on-haunted-architecture-dark-ecology-and-other-objects" >object-oriented ontology</a> and thermodynamic theory. But, unlike many peers, they do so with a critical remove. In this excerpt from their project for <em><a href="http://ed.archinect.com/" >Ed</a></em>, iheartblob designs a series of alluring &ldquo;objects&rdquo; meant to enchant, but also reflect on the &ldquo;crises of thought&rdquo; they find dominate architecture today. The collective plays with new and popular ideas in architecture as if they were materials, engaging seriously with each while remaining at a distance from full immersion. Their designs are rarely seen in plan and section but rather expressed using renders, mixed realities (physical and augmented), and animations in order to reflect their Lagrangian derivations.</p>