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Using Architecture to make safer buildings

This article is about using Architecture to make people feel safer.

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The interesting question raised in the article: "Does your architecture evoke feelings of safety because it shelters its occupants from the rest of the surrounding area, or does your architecture evoke feelings of safety because it is an environment that is designed to foster trust? 

In other words, when you design your building, is it to be an “island” that shuts out the rest of the crime-ridden surrounding area — driving people to isolate themselves from the rest of the community."

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There is something to the idea of designing new buildings that take the role of an impenatrable castle, shutting down all possible foes. However, what about the areas where building and designing something anew isn't possible? Do you suggest to bring these places down and build anew or is a simple refurbrashing enough?