The opening of the Temperate House in Kew Gardens was the story dominating the headlines this week, as the iconic Victorian glasshouse opened it's doors to the public for the first time in five years. Other news stories include Bjarke Ingels switching allegiances and Kanye West entering the architecture business. Read on to enrich your [...]
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Foster + Partners, in association with DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One, have unveiled their vision for the future of freight transport. Using the new hyperloop technology, they will incorporate the high-speed autonomous vehicles into ports across the world, enabling the shipping of goods to travel at the speed of flight for the cost of [...]
It's been a busy week in the world of property & architecture, and an especially busy week for hotels with many new, quirky projects in construction around the globe. So HEKKTA has a closer look into new hospitality projects in the pipeline, aswell as rounding up all the biggest headlines. Engineering firm WSP's new in-house [...]
If you look out over London's skyline today, it is still a relatively low-rise city, compared to places like New York or Hong Kong. But as space in the capital continues to decrease, the new fight for space is in the sky. With record numbers of tall buildings in the pipeline, it seems that the [...]
A series of new skyscraper projects have been announced this week by some big architecture firms around the globe, aswell as some landmark developments nearing completion. There are also a flurry of huge development schemes set for construction around the UK. Architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have announced their plans to build Chicago's second [...]
Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic pollution crisis facing our planet, after they accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme. Could this breakthrough mean we start winning the fight against plastic? The breakthrough came when researchers were attempting to alter a naturally occuring bacteria discovered in a Japanese recycling [...]
In this week's property portal we look at how robots and digital construction is proving it's place in architecture and design, as well as rounding up all of the most important news stories from around the globe. Robots could well be the future of timber construction as researchers at ETH Zurich have pioneered a new [...]
The winners of this year's World Press Photo Contest have been announced and the victorious shots are simply stunning. A picture can so often say a million words and that is certainly true with these incredible but equally heartbreaking shots. We are quite taken aback with these pictures, not only because of the story that [...]
This week Kengo Kuma & Associates dominate the architecture headlines, unveiling two big projects in the pipeline. Other architecture giants such as Heatherwick Studios have joined them in the papers, announcing new projects in a busy week for property & architecture. Kengo Kuma has unveiled his design for a truly stunning aquatics centre in Copenhagen [...]
The success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther has shone a light onto African design and architecture in a movement called Afrofuturism. It combines traditional African culture and with more contemporary themes like technology and science fiction, changing the world's perception of Africa as a force in design and fashion. African designers expressed their delight at [...]