Ambiance of annihilation: Emergent oppositions to openness

Despoina Zavraka

Keywords: annihilation, environmental design, nature, performativity

The tittle explores ambiental thresholds and emergence of immateriality, in contemporary architectural and landscape design, on the basis of interaction between synthetic vocabulary and environmental performativity. Contemporary environmental design advancements form the epicenter of the submitted doctrine. By juxtaposition of systematic environmental speculations with ‘the rustic’, two levels of annihilation are detected. The first deals with amplification of tangible boundaries, able to embed new environmental properties and the second with invisible instrumental values. Having traced and put into words this evolution – from natural environs as we know them, towards unprecedented environmental performativity – this paper discusses multiple issues of human tolerance and ambiental engagement.