This week was a week of awards, as this year's Stirling Prize winner was revealed as Foster + Partners' Bloomberg HQ in London and the winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize was also revealed. Carry on reading to find out the rest of the week's events concerning property & architecture. _______________________________________________________________________________ Foster + [...]
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One of our favourite annual awards events has returned with this year's shortlist. Combining architecture and photography, those named in the shortlist are amongst the best in the world at what they do. See who made the cut this year. Entries came from 47 countries, with the overall winner to be announced on 30 November. [...]
Brexit weariness continues to dull the UK property market, as May continues to dance around answering the proper questions surrounding the UK leaving the EU, and Amazon make a bold move stepping into the world of property. _______________________________________________________________ Amazon has invested a lot of money into Californian prefab home company Plant Prefab, who use a [...]
HEKKTA takes a look at Heatherwick's stunning new project in London's King's Cross - Coal Drops Yard. In classic Heatherwick style, he has managed to produce stunning beauty out of a conundrum. For Thomas Heatherwick, King's Cross is home. Having his studio there for the last 17 years, he has grown to know the area [...]
It's a slight mixture of good and bad news this week, with several huge projects breaking new ground, such as the new Brooklyn Navy Yard, but also several buildings facing demolition and closure from council battles and structural issues. Read on to find out what you might have missed from last week in the world [...]
Manchester United have revealed their new third kit, which is made purely from plastic taken from the ocean. Not only does the kit look great, but it raises awareness and elevates the prominence of the huge issue that is plastic pollution in our seas. Here at HEKKTA, we are conscious of the environmental issues that [...]
This week a huge renovation to London's Royal Opera House was completed, whilst the first visions of what a hyperloop station might look like were revealed at a HyperSummit. ________________________________________________________________________ Stanton Williams have completed their major renovation of the world famous London Royal Opera House, in which they aimed to open up the auditorium to [...]
If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests you check out Open House London. Between the 22-23rd, London's finest buildings and houses open their doors to the public. With 800 homes opening their doors, you can explore all the weird and wonderful designs of London houses. Out of the [...]
The biggest news from the last week in the world of property & architecture is the completion of Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, making it Scotland's first design museum. ______________________________________________________________________ Kengo Kuma's stunning V&A museum in Dundee has been completed. Opening on the 15th September, the Japanese architect has designed a beautiful 'cliff-like' structure, which becomes [...]
Johnny Miller's Unreal Scenes photography project captures the unfair truth of wealth inequality within cities, and how stark the contrast often is. Miller lives in Cape Town where the signs of wealth inequality between the rich and poor are all too obvious. Vast townships can be just a five minute drive from huge mansions with [...]