Defensive architecture and design elements in London, New York City, Madrid even Russia, designed to keep homeless or loiterers of all stripes from planting themselves in public spaces where access should be easy and accessible to all.
The whole bum-free archive and more examples of defensive architecture are just some solutions against loiters which started to appear more and more in many cities around the globe in recent years. Especially now during times of COVID where we should make sure to sanitise and disinfect as much possible, it comes in handy.
Spikes or metal piles that make it difficult or impossible to stay over or on the sidewalk. Take a look at this gallery and let us know what you think of those temporary solutions.
#1 Metal Bars have Been Placed on Public Benches to Prevent Homeless People Resting on Them.
#2 Spikes on Every Level, an Entrance to a public Building
#3 The Anti-Rough Sleeping Bars Emerging from the Ground
Even though it didn’t prove to be much of a problem !!!!!😄
#4 Spikes at the Entrance of a Store
#5 This Man Removed ‘Anti-Homeless’ Device From Benches And Ended In Court
#6 Homeless Spikes Outside a Housing Development in Southwark Borough, London
#7 Welcome to Russia, Public Benches are on Lock Down
#8 More Preventing Spikes Under Bridges
#9 Almost a Master Piece of City Spikes
#10 This Will Prove Difficult to Sleep On
#11 Somebody Tried to Imitate Toblerone Chocolate Bar
#12 A Large Expanse of Bum-Free Ironmongery, NYC.
#13 Almost Whoppers Chocolate Railing
#14 A Bum-Free Bench that Doubles up as a Defensive Barrier, with Anti-Skate Elements
#15 During New Orleans Floods a Man tried to Take Refuge in a Bus-Stop
What Do You Think About This List? Here’s a Bonus Picture, Because is not all so Bad
Instead of being designed to block a good sleep, these park benches in Vancouver fold out into miniature shelters. RainCity Housing, which provides progressive services to Vancouver’s homeless at the back of the bench tells homeless people, “Find a home here,” and it gives RainCity’s address.