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addaword.gifdefinition of hostile architecture

noun
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
Definition of hostile architecture from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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