Architect Will Alsop has passed away this week at the age of 70, and architects from all over the world are paying their respects to the man and paying trubite to his creativity and expression. Sadiq Khan has also pledged to build 10,000 more council homes, whilst May agrees to pay for the removal of [...]
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As the world population grows and the world's resources continue to deplete, architects are having to reimagine how people can exist - and they are turning to the humble shipping container. HEKKTA investigates if this growing trend is just smart design, or whether shipping containers can be a viable solution. You might be thinking - [...]
The opening of the Temperate House in Kew Gardens was the story dominating the headlines this week, as the iconic Victorian glasshouse opened it's doors to the public for the first time in five years. Other news stories include Bjarke Ingels switching allegiances and Kanye West entering the architecture business. Read on to enrich your [...]
Foster + Partners, in association with DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One, have unveiled their vision for the future of freight transport. Using the new hyperloop technology, they will incorporate the high-speed autonomous vehicles into ports across the world, enabling the shipping of goods to travel at the speed of flight for the cost of [...]
It's been a busy week in the world of property & architecture, and an especially busy week for hotels with many new, quirky projects in construction around the globe. So HEKKTA has a closer look into new hospitality projects in the pipeline, aswell as rounding up all the biggest headlines. Engineering firm WSP's new in-house [...]
If you look out over London's skyline today, it is still a relatively low-rise city, compared to places like New York or Hong Kong. But as space in the capital continues to decrease, the new fight for space is in the sky. With record numbers of tall buildings in the pipeline, it seems that the [...]
A series of new skyscraper projects have been announced this week by some big architecture firms around the globe, aswell as some landmark developments nearing completion. There are also a flurry of huge development schemes set for construction around the UK. Architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have announced their plans to build Chicago's second [...]
Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic pollution crisis facing our planet, after they accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme. Could this breakthrough mean we start winning the fight against plastic? The breakthrough came when researchers were attempting to alter a naturally occuring bacteria discovered in a Japanese recycling [...]
In this week's property portal we look at how robots and digital construction is proving it's place in architecture and design, as well as rounding up all of the most important news stories from around the globe. Robots could well be the future of timber construction as researchers at ETH Zurich have pioneered a new [...]
The winners of this year's World Press Photo Contest have been announced and the victorious shots are simply stunning. A picture can so often say a million words and that is certainly true with these incredible but equally heartbreaking shots. We are quite taken aback with these pictures, not only because of the story that [...]