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HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London

Stories coming from our capital have occupied most of the property headlines this week, so HEKKTA sticks closer to home this week to see what's going on in London. London office work has begun a shift towards major office refurbishment projects, as the commercial property sector in the capital continues to defy Brexit, with construction [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London 2019-05-20T15:06:48+00:00

I.M. Pei – Remembering The Architect Who Pulled Us Into Modernity

Modernist architect I.M. Pei, the man behind the iconic Louvre Museum extension made infamous for his gravity-defying designs, has passed away at the age of 102. HEKKTA looks back on the life and works of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Pei started life in Guangzhou, China, but moved to the US to study architecture, attending an [...]

I.M. Pei – Remembering The Architect Who Pulled Us Into Modernity 2019-05-18T09:58:26+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Grenfell Cladding

The big stories this week is the announcement that the Government will pay the bill to replace the unsafe cladding around hundreds of tower blocks in the UK, and construction on Frank Gehry's stunning new Guggenheim Abu Dhabi gets underway. After an almost two year stand off, the Government have agreed to pay the £200m [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Grenfell Cladding 2019-05-13T14:00:01+00:00

Street Tree Pods – London’s Housing Solution?

The battle to tackle climate change and house our rising population are two huge challenges we face today. Could Matthew Chamberlain have come up with the perfect solution in the Street Tree Pods? Matthew Chamberlain has come up with a concept to tackle London's housing crisis by building a network of residences in the trees. [...]

Street Tree Pods – London’s Housing Solution? 2019-05-10T16:44:56+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Jakarta

Climate change has dominated the news in recent months, and the same remains within the property & architecture world. Moving capitals, abandoning Jakarta, and drastic new measures, HEKKTA brings you right up to speed with all the latest news. It has been announced this week that Indonesia is moving it's capital away from Jakarta, due [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Jakarta 2019-05-06T16:13:14+00:00


Hundreds of buildings, thousands of windows, millions of people; and plenty of laundry. Wolf has an ability to make the architecture of megacities sing with his photography. Seeing beauty and humour where others might not, HEKKTA urges you to explore the works of Michael Wolf. Wolf first stumbled upon the colossal metropolis of Hong Kong [...]


HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Green New Deal

The big news on everyone's lips this week is the annoucement that New York is moving to ban all future construction of glass and steel skyscrapers in de Blasio's Green New Deal. Could such an architecturally prominent city go through with such a bold move? Or is this the start of a global stance to [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Green New Deal 2019-04-30T14:01:52+00:00

Earth From Space

Spirals, cracks and bursting colours; our planet really does paint the perfect picture from space. Images from the new program Earth from Space showcase the stunning beauty of our planet, but also highlight how fast it is changing. The documentary series aims to widen people's vision of how they see the world, seen from above [...]

Earth From Space 2019-04-28T08:16:08+00:00

Greenwich Peninsula’s New Design District

London is set for a new Design District. Aiming to create a hub of creativity, the capital is following suit in a recent trend of architects designing small communities looking to harvest young, creative potentials. Plopped just next to London's iconic O2 Arena, the new Design District in the Greenwich Peninsula was the brainchild of [...]

Greenwich Peninsula’s New Design District 2019-04-23T08:57:07+00:00