Architecture is inseparable from defense.
From its most primitive and revered “origins,” architecture was rehearsed in environments of conflict. As an alternative to the term defense architecture, a category which typically refers to forms and types (fortresses, citadels, bastions, urban walls), this project proposes the idea of an architecture of defense.
An architecture of defense sees all of architecture as a reaction to some measure of paranoia and studies the built environment to recognize measures and methods used to subdue these fears.
Safety Not Guaranteed was generously supported by the Walter B. Sanders Fellowship at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.