Analysis Of Winston Churchill 's The English Architectural Association

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Control

Winston Churchill addressed the English Architectural Association in 1924 and said, “There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives.”
Architecture and design created precisely for controlling and moderating populations is something that has been happening for a while now. Architects and urban planners have recognised the natural capability of design to impact mood, character, and the physical and social properties of people. A prison is a design in which one can observe the dialogue between space and social control.
The production of new technologies had disowned the biases of individuals, forming, which is later be realized by Gilles Deleuze who says that a control society is a social custom where disciplinary confinements are substituted by modulation, or supple and mobile controls. The movement from discipline to control signifies a change.
Architectures of control are landscapes, structures or approaches to specific operation of design which is brought into physical products, software, buildings or city layouts which are planned to enforce, reinforce, or restrict certain approaches of user’s behaviour.

In designing and building locations where people live and work, architects and planners are essentially involved in manipulating how the human behaves. The architect who is still…

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