Europe's first underwater restaurant, named Under, has been completed by architecture firm Snøhetta, on the southern coast of Norway. Aiming to present the absolute best of marine life, this elegant half restaurant, half aquarium offers diners an experience like no else. As if a thin rock has just slid into the water, the design of [...]
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Márton Mogyorósy shows us a side to Barcelona we bet you haven't seen before, rising above the terracotta houses and over the sea. There's nothing quite like a city-break, wandering the streets for hours just trying to take it all in. Sometimes you can feel like you're never going to see everything; and you'd be [...]
The Hudson Yards project has opened to the public, as the first phase of the enormous development is completed. In other news, RIBA announce London's best new buildings and the poor living conditions in student accomodations is highlighted. The mammoth Hudson Yards development phase one has finally been completed, and opened up to the public [...]
Spurs announce that after several delays, they will play their first game in the new stadium in April, and this year's winner of the Pritzker Prize is announced. Find out all about it in the latest edition of HEKKTA's Property Portal. Tottenham Hotspur have announced that their new stadium will be finally host it's first [...]
Ever wondered how and where the most iconic scenes in film are captured? Or find yourself recreating the Titanic scene everytime you step near the front of a boat? Well, 20-year old film student Thomas Duke certainly has. Going around the world, he has recreated hundreds of famous movie scenes with the stills from the [...]
Several new museums and visitor centres, showcasing some stunning architecture have been unveiled this week. So HEKKTA takes a closer look, whilst touching on all property and architecture news from around the globe. Sitting 2,275 metres above sea level at the summit of Plan de Corones in Italy, architects EM2 have completed a stunning museum, [...]
As sun shines over Britain, we've all turned our hopeful heads to the summer. Shorts on, shades are out, and search buttons for sun have been increased tapped - and Nomo Studio have made the perfect summer getaway on the unique island of Menorca. Not too many people know all that much about the isle [...]
This week, we focus on projects going on in Toronto, including contributions to the new 'future city' planned for the area, and a stunning new university building. Snøhetta and Heatherwick Studio have joined the huge project in Toronto headed by Sidewalk Labs, to create a new high-tech 'future city' on the Eastern waterfront of Toronto. [...]
On Monday morning, the world lost a true icon of the fashion world - Karl Lagerfeld. Although many of us are not in tune with fashion culture, Lagerfeld's influence spread far beyond just the needle and thread. A pioneer and a giant in design, Karl Lagerfeld was the truest of creatives. Speaking of how he [...]
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has been announced as the designer for this year's Serpentine Pavilion. So HEKKTA takes a closer look at this mysterious architect's most revered works, picking out six of our favourites. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery in London commissions a pavilion to be built on it's grounds, choosing a leading architect to [...]