Sunday, 11 May 2008

The Letters

Taken from the opposite side we see just what an effect the huge letters have. The clean, sparse space taken from the inside of the stadium shows how protected you are. The world outside the stadium looks busy and more sinister- it even looks darker.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

The people next to and around the letters put into context just how big they are. No vehicle will get past them.

The huge letters act as a deceptively open barrier. Not only is it an original idea that lets the arsenal fans dwell in and glorify their team-name, it also acts as a very affective barrier.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The bridge is part of the architectural security. It cleverly acts as barrier especially as it’s over the railway. You could easily block access to the stadium via the bridge, its all about controlled access. In many ways it’s similar to the bridge at Leeds castle in Maidstone.

Monday, 5 May 2008

This photo conveys the maximum security used by the emirates stadium. Even when you are quite far away from the stadium there are still walls from stopping you from getting in, although this bright green wall seems to be a temporary fixture. The lamppost creates a punctum in the photo as it’s not part of the overall image of defence. Also it’s oddly leaning heavily to one side creating a quirky aspect to the photo.

This is a photo of the side of the Emirates stadium where it is more unusual to see a huge amount of the public as there’s not much to see. However, it is still heavily guarded. The harsh looking barriers act as a deterrent to any unwanted visitors and there is also a security on hand.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Gunners

The cannons are semiotically very powerful. They are not only the Arsenal football teams's symbol, they are also the sign of war, power and defence. The cannons are not only decorative, they also act as an actual barrier stopping any vehicles from getting through.