The new issue of Form: All Along The Watchtower – Secrets of Anti-terror Architecture
Form magazine’s architecture issue is out now: “The Stockholm syndrome” – a report on the intensive housing construction in Stockholm, the photo report “All along the water tower” about Swedish water towers and a closer look at “terror architecture”, architecture that aims to prevent terror in the cities. How can architects and designers be of help in the fight against terrorism?
In recent years, we have seen more construction in Stockholm than in a very long time, and more is needed. The aim is to build 200,000 homes in the county over the coming decade, which is comparable to the 190,000 conceived during the Million Programme, the Swedish affordable housing initiative in the sixties and seventies. Have we learnt from our mistakes – or are we more shortsighted than ever?
Terrorist attacks are now a part of daily life in major cities around the world. But how can architects and designers be of help in the fight against terrorism?
Form Magazin’es photographer Rana Van Pellecom has travelled in Sweden to take photos of water towers: Filborna water tower by Gert Wingårdh, Boländerna in Uppsala by architect Hans Trygg and of course the iconic Svampen in Örebro, designed by Sune Lindström.
Also: Interviews with the design duos Company och non:agency.
Form Magazine 5/2019 is out on October 15.