• Abandoned on the coast as skeletons, bunkers are the last theatrical gesture in the history
    of Western military architecture (Virilio, 1975). Technically obsolete, this military territory has fallen
    into extinction and is now generally forgotten. We present the Plan Barron of Defense of Lisbon and
    Setubal case study, a mid-twentieth-century set of bunkers, recently declassified, as a case study to
    discuss the future of this heritage facing the climate crisis. Can oblivious historical war heritage be
    an opportunity to fight climate emergencies? We present four theoretical concepts to fundament this
    environmental positioning: (i) Heritage Management and Climate Governance, (ii) Techno-aesthetic
    (Simondon, 1992): panopticon territorial cluster; (iii) Military: camouflage as design, and (iv) Civil:
    inheritance as future potential. The results allow us to look at military architecture in the form of a
    bunker, as a set of territorial, architectonic, cultural, and social interests. We demonstrate that the
    counterpoint of its invisibility is a singular naturalized “milieu”, a place where the memory of war
    can be transformed as a buffer zone that combines characteristics of climate and coastal resilience
    with cultural and social interest as a “common good”

  • Architect intern at Lisbon Design Studio, Portugal

    Source: https://www.academia.edu/69461356/Understanding_Bunker_Architecture_Heritage_as_a_Climate_Action_Tool_Plan_Barron_in_Lisbon_as_a_Milieu_and_as_Common_Good_When_Dealing_with_the_Rise_of_the_Water_Levels

    Courtesy: www.academia.edu

    Copyright: doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040254 © 2021 by the authors

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