Weaponized Architecture is an examination of the inherent instrumentalization of architecture as a political weapon; research informs the development of a project which, rather than defusing these characteristics, attempts to integrate them within the scene of a political struggle. The proposed project dramatizes, through its architecture, a Palestinian disobedience to the colonial legislation imposed on its legal territory. In fact, the State of Israel masters the elaboration of territorial and architectural colonial apparatuses that act directly on Palestinian daily lives. In this regard, it is crucial to observe that 63% of the West Bank is under total control of the Israeli Defense Forces in regards to security, movement, planning and construction. Weaponized Architecture is thus manifested as a Palestinian shelter, with an associated agricultural platform, which expresses its illegality through its architectural vocabulary.
Weaponized Architecture is a book by Léopold Lambert. His work is a deep research on this provocative issue. He wrote an overview on the conflict between Israel and Palestina and after this analysis, he propose a project called An Architectural Disobediance.
The book includes interviews with Bryan Finoki and Raja Shehadeh and will be published both in paperback and as an expanded mobile book, with Augmented Reality [AR] interaction, so the content itself will be expanded through mobile devices.
Léopold Lambert is also the author of The Funambulist, a daily architectural platform.
More info: Weaponized Architecture.
Title: Weaponized Architecture. The Impossibility of Innocence
Author: Léopold Lambert
Size: 14,8 x 21,0 cms
Date: May 2012
Location: Barcelona, ES
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