Architecture & Violence

Bechir Kenzari

Published in Architecture & Violence, 2011

There are obvious reasons to argue that buildings and cities, especially in times of war, are obliterated not because they have misfortune to be in the way of a battle, but because they are themselves the target that has to be eliminated.

The animosity toward architecture conceals the truth that the discipline itself forms and informs violent functions despite its constructive properties.

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