Today, it was unveiled that NASA will be undertaking a mission to a distant moon, Europa, where they believe they may well find a form of life. Hidden under an icy crust, getting to the ocean world is the easy part, so HEKKTA takes a closer look at the design behind the mission, and what [...]
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Henning Larsen have been awarded this year's European Prize for Architecture, and the housing market takes a surprising turn, all in this week's Property Portal. ______________________________________________________________________________ This year's European Prize for Architecture has been awarded to Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects, awarded to those who have advanced "the principles of European humanism and the art [...]
A new concept car created by Renault might just be the direction that design for electric vehicles should be headed in. The little e-Plein Air reimagines the former model for the demands of the modern world, all with a little bit of style. Dreamt up by Renault Classic, Renault Design and Melun Rétro Passion for [...]
Alexandra Palace gets a new breath of life, reopening after it's renovation, and India could be host to the world's first Hyperloop transport system as the government approves it for Mumbai. All in this week's Property Portal. ____________________________________________________________________________ The company who helped to restore London's Southbank have just finished the renovation of the long abandoned [...]
After years of campaigning against the threat of closure, the skateboarding landmark on the edge of the Thames has reopened, representing a win for culture in our capital. With the backdrop of disappearing pubs and clubs, the heart of Southbank beats on! In 2013, the brutalist landmark The Southbank Undercroft was under a real threat [...]
Some big projects from around the globe were announced this week, ranging from the first cable car to cross country lines, a huge new stadium in LA, and a piece of angular excellence in Shenzhen. Read on to find out more in this week's Property Portal. The world's first international cable car is set to [...]
With each year that goes by, more and more of Shanghai's historic Shikumen houses are being torn down. Pivotal to the city in the 20th century, but with the dawn of the megacity, the houses have been reduced to the shadows. Keen to keep the legacy of the Shikumen houses alive, Cody Ellingham went to [...]
A few weeks ago, the last ever VW Beetle rolled off the production line in Puebla, Mexico, never to be made again, bringing to an end the life of a design icon. When you see it's understated, but excellently designed chassis sat on the side of the road, you instantly recognise the icon that is [...]
Everton are the latest Premier League side to get a shiny new stadium, announced in the same week that Sadiq Khan cancelled plans for Foster + Partners' new skyscraper, The Tulip. Everton have unveiled designs for their new £500m waterfront stadium. Created by world renowned architect Dan Meis, the stadium will seat 52,000 fans, and [...]
As Djokovic won his 5th Wimbledon title in a five-set epic beating Federer in the longest ever Wimbledon singles final, HEKKTA get nostalgic. Rolling back the years, these shots show how the Championships have transformed over time. Through the lens of sports photojournalism legend Gerry Cranham, we are transported back to a time when a [...]