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9 October 2018
We look at the ups and downs of ‘hostile’ or ‘defensive’ architecture, those prickly interventions designed to curb anti-social behaviour, vandalism and lingering. Plus: a new book about weaving and a special dispatch from Vienna Design Week.
9 October 2018
Photo: Pete Jones
In a bid to make our cities vandal-proof and safe, city-planners often end up with unpleasant designs. From the Camden bench to the ‘superloo’, UCL architectural historian Barbara Penner shares her pet peeves.
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