Dezeen Magazine

Tate Modern viewing platform

Dezeen Agenda features London's views becoming "increasingly controlled"

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an opinion piece arguing private assets are prioritised over public access, following the Tate Modern ruling. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

The Supreme Court's ruling in the Tate Modern privacy case is part of a depressing trend towards London's views becoming increasingly controlled and commoditised, wrote Helen Barrett in an opinion piece for Dezeen.

Barrett argued that "the message seems to be that private assets are to be fortified at all costs, even at the expense of everyone else." She goes on to suggest that "Londoners have come to see vantage points as their birthright".

Please Respect Our Neighbours Privacy by Max Siedentopf
"Tate Modern court ruling could mark the beginning of the end for one of London's greatest joys"

This week's newsletter also featured designs for a car lift that will allow vehicle access directly into each apartment of Bentley's Miami Beach 61-storey skyscraper, a prototype textile "watching platform" by Samsung and design studio Form Us With Love and a human composting facility in Seattle.

Dezeen Agenda

Dezeen Agenda is a curated newsletter sent every Tuesday containing the most important news highlights from Dezeen. Read the latest edition of Dezeen Agenda or subscribe here.

You can also subscribe to our other newsletters; Dezeen Debate is sent every Thursday and features the hottest reader comments and most-debated stories, Dezeen Daily is our daily bulletin that contains every story published in the preceding 24 hours and Dezeen In Depth is sent on the last Friday of every month and delves deeper into the major stories shaping architecture and design.