Modernist architect I.M. Pei, the man behind the iconic Louvre Museum extension made infamous for his gravity-defying designs, has passed away at the age of 102. HEKKTA looks back on the life and works of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Pei started life in Guangzhou, China, but moved to the US to study architecture, attending an [...]
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The big stories this week is the announcement that the Government will pay the bill to replace the unsafe cladding around hundreds of tower blocks in the UK, and construction on Frank Gehry's stunning new Guggenheim Abu Dhabi gets underway. After an almost two year stand off, the Government have agreed to pay the £200m [...]
The battle to tackle climate change and house our rising population are two huge challenges we face today. Could Matthew Chamberlain have come up with the perfect solution in the Street Tree Pods? Matthew Chamberlain has come up with a concept to tackle London's housing crisis by building a network of residences in the trees. [...]
Climate change has dominated the news in recent months, and the same remains within the property & architecture world. Moving capitals, abandoning Jakarta, and drastic new measures, HEKKTA brings you right up to speed with all the latest news. It has been announced this week that Indonesia is moving it's capital away from Jakarta, due [...]
Hundreds of buildings, thousands of windows, millions of people; and plenty of laundry. Wolf has an ability to make the architecture of megacities sing with his photography. Seeing beauty and humour where others might not, HEKKTA urges you to explore the works of Michael Wolf. Wolf first stumbled upon the colossal metropolis of Hong Kong [...]
The big news on everyone's lips this week is the annoucement that New York is moving to ban all future construction of glass and steel skyscrapers in de Blasio's Green New Deal. Could such an architecturally prominent city go through with such a bold move? Or is this the start of a global stance to [...]
Spirals, cracks and bursting colours; our planet really does paint the perfect picture from space. Images from the new program Earth from Space showcase the stunning beauty of our planet, but also highlight how fast it is changing. The documentary series aims to widen people's vision of how they see the world, seen from above [...]
London is set for a new Design District. Aiming to create a hub of creativity, the capital is following suit in a recent trend of architects designing small communities looking to harvest young, creative potentials. Plopped just next to London's iconic O2 Arena, the new Design District in the Greenwich Peninsula was the brainchild of [...]
This week, people from around the globe watched in horror as one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Notre Dame Cathedral, was up in flames causing irreversible damage. So in this week's Property Portal, HEKKTA takes a closer look at the incident and see how the world has responded. A blaze broke out throughout [...]
A trip back to the drawing board has yielded possibly Maverick Sabre's best work yet. Beautifully crafted but with a true honest edge; this DIY album is saying what he truly wants to say, and you can really hear it. After the release of his first studio album, Lonely Are The Brave, in 2012, Maverick [...]