Microsoft have unveiled their new Android phone, the Surface Duo, a dual-screen smartphone that folds down the middle like a book. Claiming that two screens will make us more productive, is the Surface Duo the new way forward? Phones are a big part of our lives; we hate to admit it, but it's true. Everybody [...]
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Developers are showing real faith in London's commercial property sector, as the new London Bankside development gets the go-ahead, aswell as significant progress in the 'Gotham City' office development. Find out more inside HEKKTA's Property Portal. _______________________________________________________________________________ The new London Bankside project along the River Thames has been given the go-ahead, as luxury property developer [...]
Dark, gritty, heart-wrenching and disturbingly joyous; this truly is a film for our times. Seeking to bring a new light upon the infamous character, Joker is more a story of a twisted society and the seemingly rapid decline of human decency, that leaves you desperately relating to a complete psychopath. Not many of us would [...]
A host of global architecture firms announce new projects in a week where Banksy caused a stir in the capital. Read on to find out more. __________________________________________________________________________ Banksy's art and it's random, spontaneous nature has come to the capital in a completely new form. Opening up a pop-up installation in Croydon, the infamous artist in [...]
Designer Jun Mitani has created a Player of the Match trophy for the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup, which brilliantly fuses tradition and innovation, incorporating live match commentary onto the surface of the award etched on by laser. The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is well alive and kicking, with the much-hyped tournament so [...]
HEKKTA delves deeper into the evolution of Japanese artist Hokusai, and his most celebrated piece, 'The Great Wave'. The level of detail drawn, and time taken to create this piece is a fascinating eye opener into the mind of an artist, and how age and experience can bring the answer. Katsushika Hokusai was around 72 [...]
It's Manhattan that is dominating the headlines this week, so we take a look into what is going on in the Big Apple, aswell as covering all the other relevant and interesting news stories we think you'll want to know about. _________________________________________________________________________ The tallest ever residential tower has just topped out in Manhattan, standing at [...]
With the fashion world's untouchable facade beginning to crumble, can designers take the reigns and steer it into a new era? HEKKTA investigates. In the last few months, the trusty mask of glamour and luxury is slowing being pulled back from the face of the fashion industry. A sector so integral to society, arts and [...]
Climate change remains at the forefront of conversation in architecture, as huge strikes take place all over the world. AIA have put their foot forward, and the UK government announce major new renewable energy projects. Could the tides be starting to turn? Read on to find out more. ____________________________________________________________________________ Hundreds of designers and architects took [...]
Tomorrow morning, the first match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will get underway. Possibly the most hyped tournament for years, it is steadily gearing up to be an absolute classic. But where will the 20 different sides be playing? HEKKTA takes a closer look at the intriguing and outright bizarre architecture that will be [...]