Dark Space. Ambient production and the problematisation of the subject-object relationship

Juan Elvira

Keywords: Ambiance, Dissolution, Assimilation, Subject, Object, Hyperobject

The history of habitat production is that of the blurring of the polarisation between subject and object. Challenging such bold differentiation not only has been questioned in the philosophical field, but has also led to new understandings of contemporary architectural space. It might lead in many cases to an ambient understanding of habitats, and also to ambiguous categories relating ambiance and self. Two key concepts will be reviewed for that matter. An ambient-object would stand for the dissolution of the object within its medium, while an ambient-subject would correspond to the bodily and psychological affection of ambiances through assimilation.