The Uncomfortable Hostile Architecture

Highlighted throughout the world are beautiful examples of architectural works. People gather at these sites to admire the physical work and artistry which went into them. I’m sure in your head some examples come to mind, but what if I told you not all architecture follows these principles? Hostile or defensive architecture almost does the opposite, incorporating design components to keep us out of public spaces.

To learn more about hostile architecture, we were joined by Dr Ainslie Murray, a senior lecturer in architecture at the UNSW Built Environment.

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