definition of hostile architecture
(also defensive architecture)
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them, with the intention of avoiding damage or their use for a different purpose
While not as obvious as the stainless steel "anti-homeless" spikes that appeared outside a London apartment block recently, the benches are part of a recent generation of urban architecture designed to influence public behaviour, known as hostile architecture.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/08/2014 08:58:00