Securing the Homeland Through Discreet Landscape Design
Security does not have to mean the end of inviting, public spaces. In the wake of 9/11, concern for security is paramount. But as Laurie Olin explains in this Metropolis Magazine interview, design can be used as a discreet but effective security mechanism. In his words, "Its like composing music: when to have long straight passages, when to have little flourishes. When do you use a cluster of bollards then a kind of low wall, then add two planters, then do something else?"
Thanks to Erin Clark