iheartblob - Augmented Architectural Objects: A New Visual Language, 2020.
iheartblob – Augmented Architectural Objects: A New Visual Language corroborates sharply-pointed, short- form architectural thought and criticism, tantalizing imagery and augmented reality content. The Architectural Objects contained within both enchant as well as reflect on the crisis of thought plaguing architecture today by orches- trating new and established ideas as though they are materials, engaging seriously with each, whilst remaining at a distance from full immersion. These objects are balanced with essays from key architectural thinkers and prac- titioners including Kutan Ayata, Gerald Bast, Fredrik Hellberg, Lara Lesmes, Greg Lynn, Andrew Witt and Michael Young which provide an in-depth look at key components of related technology, architectural aesthetics and architectural theory. The book is an object in itself – a hybridized beacon of architectural experimentation wherein pages are augmented to unveil digital counter- parts, resulting in a novel approach toward navigating architectural discourse within a fragmented and hypersaturated society.
Authors: Aleksandra Belitskaja, Benjamin James, Shaun McCallum
Contributors: Kutan Ayata, Gerald Bast, Fredrik Hellberg, Lara Lesmes, Greg Lynn, Andrew Witt, Michael Young
Editor: IoA Institute of Architecture - Gerald Bast
Graphic Design: Studio Vie