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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Property & architecture headlines this week were dominated by the bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa, which claimed 43 lives and has triggered a whole investigation into the safety of other bridges in the country. Other news stories include New Zealand's ban on foreign property ownership and an increasing situation in the Hong [...]
New research has discovered that combining nano platelets, taken from waste vegetables, with cement can actually create far stronger concrete - even stronger than graphene. Not only can it achieve stronger material, but it is a far cheaper method and is also vastly better for the environment. So could carrots really be the answer? Researchers [...]
Get yourself up to date with HEKKTA's Property Portal, summarising all the past week's biggest news stories. The completion of the London Bridge Station refurbishment and the announcement of some big projects are just a few stories in the headlines this week. The £1 billion refurbishment of London Bridge Station has been completed. London Bridge, [...]
Last year, HEKKTA had the pleasure of visiting Vietnam - a trip which will live long in the memory in one of the most beautiful places on earth. TA Landscape Architecture have added to this intrigue and beauty, creating a new bridge in Da Nang, held up by two enormous hands, looking over the stunning [...]