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HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London’s Royal Opera House

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London’s Royal Opera House 2018-09-24T10:33:58+00:00

Open House London

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 [...]

Open House London 2018-09-21T13:10:17+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – V&A

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – V&A 2018-09-18T10:11:24+00:00

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities

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 [...]

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities 2018-09-12T10:59:34+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bergen Colosseum

As the summer draws to a close, we enjoyed quite a quiet week in the property world. A new colosseum project in Bergen by 3XN was announced, as well as the UK's worst building being crowned. ___________________________________________________________________________ Extraordinary images reveal the first glimpse at 3XN's new modern-day colosseum for the Norwegian city of Bergen. Built [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bergen Colosseum 2018-09-10T05:31:08+00:00

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro

An architecture graduate has come up with a proposal to build a seed vault on the western slope of Kilimanjaro. Imagining Tanzania in a post-apocalyptic scenario, he explains how the seed vault could be crucial in maintaining Africa's vital agricultural sector. Architecture can take hundreds of forms, but architecture designed to save human life in [...]

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro 2018-09-05T05:45:16+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Crossrail Delay

Headlines in the property world this week is the continuation of the stuttering UK housing market and the news that Crossrail has been hit by a nine month delay in a rather downbeat week. __________________________________________________________ Crossrail has been hit with a nine month delay, despite bosses stating that the project was on budget and time. [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Crossrail Delay 2018-09-03T12:18:44+00:00

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast

HEKKTA explores Nina Maritz Architects' Shipwreck Lodge, inspired by the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. Baron, eerie but beautiful, this is surely one to tick off the bucket list. Sprawling over 500 kilometres of the Namibian coastline, the Skeleton Coast is not a seaside like we know. Despite it taking almost a third of the country's [...]

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast 2018-08-30T11:22:07+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – New York Hudson Yards Protest

Fill yourself in after the Bank Holiday weekend with all the latest news concerning property & architecture with HEKKTA's tidy bulletin. ________________________________________________________________________________ A huge protest was held on Park Avenue in New York by unionised construction workers after it was revealed that Related Companies will be using non-union workers for the next phase of the [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – New York Hudson Yards Protest 2018-08-28T12:57:26+00:00

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival

This weekend millions will fill the streets for Notting Hill Carnival, the annual celebration of Carribean culture created to foster integration and unity. HEKKTA delves into why Carnival was brought to London, how it was born and how it has evolved through the years. Carnival has become the largest street party in Europe, and as [...]

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival 2018-08-21T14:20:03+00:00