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HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Battersea Power Station

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Battersea Power Station 2019-09-17T11:15:27+00:00

Abandoned + Reimagined / The Changing Faces of Our Buildings

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 [...]

Abandoned + Reimagined / The Changing Faces of Our Buildings 2019-09-15T14:00:29+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – HS2

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – HS2 2019-09-09T16:37:13+00:00

London Design Festival 2019

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 [...]

London Design Festival 2019 2019-09-06T15:03:26+00:00


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 [...]

ANTISTRUCTURES 2019-09-04T07:34:08+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Borneo

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Borneo 2019-09-02T12:04:25+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Tokyo

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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Tokyo 2019-08-26T11:33:46+00:00

HEKKTA REVIEWS // Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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 [...]

HEKKTA REVIEWS // Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 2019-08-24T07:48:17+00:00

Onto Europa

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 [...]

Onto Europa 2019-08-22T10:06:53+00:00