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Architecture and warfare.



Shown here is series of (architectural) spaces that have a relationship with warfare. Sometimes this relationship was preconceived but in other`cases the selected spaces could be used as a secure space although they weren't designed with that purpose in mind.

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    ICBM silo,?????,US Flakturm, Wenen, AU Family towers in Bologna, It. London Underground, London,GB.  
        The ICBM silo (with nuclear missile) was located far away from the city, in rural area's, thus maximizing the threat of retaliation after a nuclear attack. The crew needed to operate and launch these missiles lived underground too. There needed to be a crew 365 days a year. Nazi Germany provided airraid shelters for civilians in a completely different way. They built giant bunkers above groundthat would house thousands of people. On top of these bunkers were anti aircraft gunnery. It seems a method to totally militarize the civilian population. A example of a completely intergrated solution for living safely. These medieval towers were the last resort of many families (who could afford them) in case of an attack. In peaceful times they would be used as storagespace. The subway stations and tunnels were used as airraid shelters during the second world war. They weren't designed with that purpose in mind though, and only the deeper tunnels provided maximum security.