Taipei dominates the headlines this week in the property & architecture world, with news of MVRDV's Times Square for Taiwan, and the architecture world braces for the results of Brexit on the industry. _______________________________________________________________________ Architecture firm MVRDV have released their plans to create Taiwan's Times Square in the city of Taipei. The twin towers made [...]
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The annual BBC prediction of music's future stars has been unveiled, and there are several reasons for you to start getting excited about some new material coming your way in 2019. OCTAVIAN The winner this year is 23 year old rapper Octavian. His profile blew up when Drake filmed himself singing his first hit song [...]
Hilarious, weird and unique; HEKKTA has not seen a film quite like The Favourite. The entire movie is carried by the fantastic performances of the three main leads, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, whose bawdy portrayal of the period will leave you unsettled and in stiches in equal measure. Whilst the characters and storylines [...]
Tel Aviv is set for it's tallest skyscraper yet, and a new way of providing council housing is underway in Hackney. Glance your eyes over our weekly property portal to find out more... _____________________________________________________________________________ KPF have designed a beautiful, spiralling skyscraper for the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv. Standing at 340 metres, it will become [...]
Ah yes. Another year done and dusted in the world of property, design & architecture; but what does 2019 have in store? We take a look at the five projects we are most excited to see completed in the new year. _______________________________________________________________________ Kistefos Museum Bjarke Ingels and the BIG architecture company have long been known [...]
As 2018 comes to a close and the new year rolls in, HEKKTA brings you our property portal which has a look back at the year just gone, aswell as looking ahead to what lies in store for the architecture and property world. ___________________________________________________________________ OMA unveil their plans for a new stadium for Dutch football [...]
In most places, graffiti or street art is seen as a sort of adolescent defamation; but not in El Paso. The huge murals covering the walls of the city are a show of pride from the people, of their culture, community and heritage. Being a part of the state of Texas, but also dotted right [...]
Incorporated into this week's property portal, HEKKTA will be taking a look at the homeless crisis and what's being done about it, as more people in the UK find themselves on the street this winter. _______________________________________________________________________ The government have just announced a new scheme to aid those that find themselves on the streets. With numbers [...]
There's a young Geordie on the music scene who is really grabbing our attention. Beaming off his recent Brits Critics' Choice Award win, Sam Fender's songs are not only catchy anthems, but he's talking about different and important topics. This guy is going to go far, and HEKKTA recommends you get involved. At the end [...]
This week's big news in the world of property & architecture is the unveiling of the main stadium for the Qatar 2022 Football World Cup - the Lusail Stadium. _______________________________________________________________________ Qatar have released new designs and visuals for the main stadium of the controversial 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar. The 80,000 capacity Lasail Stadium [...]