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What is hostile architecture?

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Monica Abbott
December 19, 2019 7:38PM

Hostile architecture, also known as defensive architecture, is a design strategy that aims to restrict certain behaviors in public spaces. The most well-known example is installing pointy studs, dubbed “anti-homeless spikes,” on benches and windowsills to make sleeping or loitering on them uncomfortable. Other methods look to deter skateboarding, littering, and public urination.

Hostile architecture

Proponents say that these architectural obstacles are necessary to prevent crime and maintain order in urban areas. However, critics argue that they target vulnerable populations and create a public safety concern for all members of society, especially children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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samtotten
January 09, 2020 8:37AM
Hostile architecture called as hostile design - It is an intentional design that restrict behaviour in urban space humans or hinder human use.
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samtotten
January 09, 2020 8:37AM
Hostile architecture called as hostile design - It is an intentional design that restrict behaviour in urban space humans or hinder human use as a form of crime prevention.
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Lauren Varejcka
January 07, 2020 6:20PM
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