City and Urban Design

Posted on: Wed 27 Jan 2021

The recent storming of the Capitol proved just how easy it is to enter spaces which are seen to be private and secure.

There has been a long history of permanent and stable buildings to impress and intimidate the public.

Strong structures gives reassurance that these so-called superior places are not to be reckoned with.

However, the storming of the Capitol isn’t the first time people have forced their way into government spaces, and it didn’t take much effort.

Breakfast’s Tom Mann joins Gerald Matthews from  Matthews Architects to discuss the benefits of buildings that imply a sense of order and democracy.

Produced by Tom Mann

Image source: Wikimedia


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