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We don't all want to live in a military town

Theo Deutinger, why does an architect a "Handbook of Tyranny", which shows, among other things, how many square meters of the prison cells in the various countries measure up?
The question was, to find architecture , which are not meant for the people, as is usually the architect of the case, but against the people. This one aspect after the other was then.

An encyclopedia of the people, enemy of architecture?
Yes, we have tried to find out what there is everything in this market.

The book lives of the graphical representations, and drawings.
For me, this is a visual way of architectural theory. We are supplying Text, but in the center of the visual representations to speak for themselves are.

In one of the twelve chapters of your book you have recorded 54 different fences. What is the most important finding of this Overview is for you?
You are talking of walls, but walls are insanely expensive, because you need deep foundations and up to 8 meters in height must be so that you can climb over it. In addition, they are supposed to be bulletproof. This means that a high Material -, and capital deployment. If walls are not intended to delimit only prisons or parts of the city, but the state borders, is enormously expensive buildings, it is only against an opponent that is at war. When it comes to the defense of illegal immigrants, to be built, however, most fences. Between Palestine and Israel, there are walls between Mexico and the USA, until now anyway, usually fences.

Where is the highest wall?
The Israeli 8-Meter-high walls made of prefabricated concrete. Along the border between Egypt and the Gaza strip there is a metal sheet piling, the rich depth of 18 metres, to illegal immigrants to stop, through the Tunnel to invade. There are reports that Israel is currently building a wall with the Gaza strip, which is in some Places 100 feet deep. The absurd constructs that look almost like icebergs.

So we are in the bunkers. What is the need or tolerate?
The Americans have a bunker Buster built at the end of bomb that can apparently 60 meters of reinforced concrete by drilling. In Afghanistan it was used by Trump ever. However, no herb is grown. This leads to a completely absurd architecture that needs to be forgiven in the end far into the Interior of a mountain, so it is of no bomb is more accessible.

you are Interested in for historical developments and cultural characteristics?
no, it is a typology or mapping of the present. We do not go to the great wall of China, and those between the FRG and the GDR. The barriers, fences and walls, which today are originated with a few exceptions, in the last quarter of a century.

we live in a time of fence and wall booms without any cultural peculiarities?
Maybe you will find in the brick wall between the North and the South of Cyprus cultural peculiarities. Also, between the Oman and the United Arab Emirates, there are walls with arch elements that can be found in the practices of architecture. But otherwise, it is an international style, if you will, which gives birth to concrete, metal, barbed wire, and motion detectors and surveillance cameras as a deterrent wall - or fence monster.

Could not be your book for dictators of some use-value?
We have discussed this also. Who wants to fence a border, or a border build a wall, of a Builder. In addition, it is also really high-quality architecture. For us, it's going to be a dissemination of our results, which are also incredibly absurd architectures are based on: The walls and fences are mostly in the middle of nowhere, in empty zones, because these walls are still empty. Your task you will have met at their best when they are so daunting that no one at all comes up with the idea to want to overcome it.

How can actually, the abuse of a car or truck by terrorists in a city to prevent?
here, Too, we have encountered a whole series of arrangements. That's enough of a defensive furnishing up to modified street guide. So the traffic will be stopped, the scheduler in the streets not at right angles to a square or Park impact, but to construct a curve. Or you make a road by using alternately staggered Concrete barriers on the highways to be used to a slalom course. Vigorous trees are planted there, where, actually, also are danger zones. Flower pots are connected with a strong Foundation, so that they become actual barriers.

upgrading of the cities?
Yes, quite. The bench experienced, for example, a real Renaissance. While it has disappeared from the neo-liberal city, almost, as it hinders the traffic or as a resting place to eat the Restaurants competitors are doing, is you today with a stable Foundation to be an effective means to counter terrorist load attacks the car. The falls on anyone, makes a peaceful impression, but obscured, however, in what dangerous times we live in.

How do you imagine this?
to Me, the Chapter on the defensive town like this is exactly why, because it makes it clear how difficult it is to position themselves. Many of the other chapters, you can complain just the bad development of our world. But when it comes to our cities, and the question of how livable they are, and how we as a residents and visitors can move.

18 ways to draw a fence: a page with drawings from Theo Deutlingers "Handbook of Tyranny". (To Enlarge it

click) Now you can measures, the game of hide and seek with the Defense euphemistically, even hypocritical find.
That's right. But it is also so that we don't all want to live in a military city, armed to the teeth against possible terrorist attacks, defends. I think often of the Renaissance cities, the actual fortified cities, but, in contrast to the medieval cities, beautiful buildings, developed for this purpose.

A particularly horrific Chapter of is about the death penalty. You show six different types of execution. What this teaches us?
It comes to the final boundary of the area where the stops and starts Beyond. The whole procedure is subject to a strict Protocol, which is different from country to country, be the in the United States, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia or in Kuwait. Since it's an execution, not a policeman, soldier or guard responsibility, but the System, the society as a Whole, or even no one. This becomes very clear in the case of stoning in Iran. Since the Convict is placed in a trench, so that only one bag hid head peeking out. The stones are not too big and not too small, because you are not allowed to kill the condemned with a single blow, but it is going to be the mass-fatal, so can not be determined, who threw the final stone.

analyze in the vicinity of the death penalty, the procedures in a slaughterhouse.
Yeah, that fits together somehow, because it's also in slaughterhouse, to anonymize the killing process and the subsequent Decomposition of the animal as possible. It probably will not go long until we have full automatic slaughter houses, in which no person makes more and more guilty. We transferred the technique to the debt. We have nothing to do with it.

Is it really so, that we go using technology and electronics in the future, in the case of exclusion processes, nobody needs to take responsibility?
I think so. We also work with the refugee deal with Erdogan. He gets 3 billion euros from the EU, so he keeps the border tightly. We have nothing to do with it, and the Evil is Erdogan, you don't like anyway.

The exhibition "Under the Radar" in the Museum of architecture Basel is up to 15. To see March 2020.

Created: 20.11.2019, 19:02 PM

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