Tate Modern visitors accused of spying on Neo Bankside residents

"Could this finally be the end of Fishbowl architecture?"

Comments update: visitors to Tate Modern's new observation deck have been accused of spying by residents of the nearby Neo Bankside apartments, prompting readers to poke fun at "people in glass houses". 

Throwing stones: readers have been less than sympathetic towards residents of the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed apartments, who last week threatened legal action to stop Tate Modern visitors from peering into their living spaces.

Some felt a sense of irony in residents of glass apartments complaining about being visible, whilst others questioned how long architect's current fascination with glass towers will last.




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Pininfarina electric bike at Eurobike

On yer bike: Pininfarina – the design studio behind sports cars such as Ferrari – has unveiled its first electric bicycle, provoking a mixed reaction from readers.


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Brick by brick: one of the architects behind a converted 19th-century miller's house in Berlin engaged with readers below the line this week, offering an insight into the restoration of the property's original brick walls.


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Biennale: Border City

Borderless: architect Fernando Romero sparked controversy with his design for a borderless city spanning the US and Mexico, amid Donald Trump's calls for a wall to be built between the two countries.

Some readers questioned how the project could ever work in reality, whilst others tried to lighten the mood.



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