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HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London Bridge Station

Get yourself up to date with HEKKTA's Property Portal, summarising all the past week's biggest news stories. The completion of the London Bridge Station refurbishment and the announcement of some big projects are just a few stories in the headlines this week. The £1 billion refurbishment of London Bridge Station has been completed. London Bridge, [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London Bridge Station 2018-08-14T09:43:56+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Chinese Property

HEKKTA takes a closer look at what's happening in the Chinese property market, aswell as bringing you all the latest property & architecture news stories from around the world. ____________________________________________________________________________ A set of twin skyscrapers have been completed in Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners designed the buildings, with the 284-metre [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Chinese Property 2018-08-06T09:04:42+00:00

The Story of Gritty Geraint Thomas

As Thomas stood on the podium in Paris, it is hard to think how he must have been feeling. A road career dedicated to the selfless aid of others, plagued by crashes and injury; Thomas' 2018 triumph is a story of true redemption and justice. His dream of becoming a professional cyclist started at an [...]

The Story of Gritty Geraint Thomas 2018-08-03T06:38:06+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Australia

It's property in Australia that is dominating the headlines this week, with two major skyscraper developments being announced, aswell as a drop in national house prices for the first time in six years. ______________________________________________________________________________ Sydney is set to get a brand new skyscraper, which will be the city's tallest building. Düsseldorf-based Ingenhoven Architects and Australian [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Australia 2018-07-30T07:24:37+00:00

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder

As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting Greece. Wildfires have been sweeping through towns east of Athens and thousands of families have had to evacuate their homes. Similar fires have been breaking out across the globe, and these pictures capture the sheer size of the blazes and might [...]

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder 2018-07-27T06:26:32+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences

HEKKTA's Property Portal is back with all the relevant news stories concerning architecture & property, and the big headline this week is the announcement that the BIG-designed Manhattan flood defences have got underway, which will be the city's first proper barrier to rising sea levels and flooding. ____________________________________________________________________________ The first phase of the huge flood [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences 2018-07-24T07:09:02+00:00

Are Windows In Planes On Their Way Out?

A debate was sparked online after Emirates chief outlined his argument for aeroplanes without real windows. Could we be living in the last few years of a real view out of your window, or this is simply an unrealistic vision? HEKKTA investigates. A windowless plane? Could you think of anything more claustrophobic? Well that is [...]

Are Windows In Planes On Their Way Out? 2018-07-21T13:53:09+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Social Housing

This week HEKKTA takes a look at a few social housing projects in America hoping to help out those most vulnerable, aswell as summarising all the past week's property & architecture headlines. ___________________________________________________________________________ American studio Process Architecture are trying to do their bit for the millions of lives that have been destroyed by the heroin [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Social Housing 2018-07-16T10:31:08+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Art Fund Museum of The Year, Tate St Ives

In HEKKTA's Property Portal we sum up all the week's events and stories in the world of property & architecture; and this week the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year was awarded to the Tate St Ives museum in Cornwall, and there were some big development announcements in London. ______________________________________________________________________________ Tate St Ives in [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Art Fund Museum of The Year, Tate St Ives 2018-07-09T07:42:30+00:00