The huge Battersea Power Station development is pushing on, as it secures new finance, and Kengo Kuma believes he may have a new material that can cope with earthquakes! Read on to find out more on this week's news stories. __________________________________________________________________________ Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station development is set to get underway, as [...]
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What causes us to forget a building? Deemed useless through changing trends, through war or natural disasters? And why can some find a new lease of life, whereas some becomes relics to the past? HEKKTA delve into the question, taking a look back at some abandoned and forgotten histories. It is very rare you see [...]
In a week of drama in the political world, it was a much quieter week in the world of property & architecture. HS2 dominated headlines as the true costs of the project have been estimated, and HSBC put an extra £35bn towards homebuying, making mortgages increasingly affordable. ___________________________________________________________________________ As the HS2 nightmare unfolds, designers and [...]
The 2019 London Design Festival is back, with topical installations from leading designers, highlighting Artificial Intelligence and tackling climate issues; so we've picked six of the projects we feel are unmissable. Next week, the annual London Design Festival will get underway, with projects and installations from designers and architects dotted all over the city. The [...]
Exploring and crafting out the surreal, Alex Lysakowski's 'antistructures' serves to play tricks on your mind, creating absurd architecture in the otherwise mundane. Stretched out minivans, surreal towers and twisting hotels; this project serves to challenge your concept of reality and the imagined. Roaming around southern Ontario, you can see how his imagination has run [...]
Certainly a busy week in the world of property & architecture, as Borneo is announced as the location for Indonesia's new capital, Time Magazine unveil 2019's Greatest Places and Belfast seeks an urban rethink. __________________________________________________________________ As Jakarta continues to sink, the new location for the capital of Indonesia has been decided. Borneo is set for [...]
Twenty five years ago today, a group of lads from Manchester released what would go on to be one the defining records of the century. Oasis were born, and everybody wanted to know about it. A new sound, a new energy, a new attitude. Oasis became the band that everyone wanted to be in, and [...]
Construction on a vast new district in Tokyo has begun this week, aswell as a rethink on HS2 and Trump's declaration that he wants to buy Greenland! A topsy-turvy week in the world of property & architecture. _____________________________________________________________________________ A brand new district has begun construction in Tokyo named the Toranomon-Azabudai district, where several new landmark [...]
Stylish, funny, and slightly confusing...Tarantino's 9th installment Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has arrived! A love letter to the hey-day of Hollywood, the film oozes glamour, and what it may lack in a solid plotline, it makes up for in a brilliant script. You may not leave the cinema ranking it in any top [...]
Today, it was unveiled that NASA will be undertaking a mission to a distant moon, Europa, where they believe they may well find a form of life. Hidden under an icy crust, getting to the ocean world is the easy part, so HEKKTA takes a closer look at the design behind the mission, and what [...]