Last Monday, HEKKTA decided to do something a little different for Guy Fawkes night than the usual damp squib of an extortionate fireworks display. On mass, HEKKTA went to Lewes to be spectator to one of the biggest bonfire events in the world. With an average of 80,000 people attending the spectacle in a town [...]
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As we note the passing of 100 years since the end of WW1 and commemorate those who lost their lives during the conflict, Jonathan Beamish revisits the sites of the battles, using infrared photography to capture them like never before. The Great War, as it came to be known, was the first conflict of it's [...]
A new UK government commission, which aims to protect 'good design', has come under attack by architects; and the designs of the new Lord's stands have been revealed in this week's property and architecture headlines. Read on to find out more. Designs for Lord's new stands have been revealed, created by Wilkinson Eyre. The new [...]
This week, the world's tallest statue was completed in the Indian state of Gujarat. Four times the size of the Statue of Liberty, the monument serves to commemorate the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel; a key figure in uniting a divided India after the country freed itself from British colonial rule in 1947. Known as [...]
In this week's property portal, we take a look at how the budget will impact UK property, aswell as a round up of all the latest news stories concerning global property & architecture. _______________________________________________________________________ This week, the Budget was announced where the country takes a collective breath in, in preparation for another inevitable squeeze. However, [...]
Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no frills or faffage, just a simple exhange. Well thanks to The Bella Mossa, that's exactly what the Italian city of Bologna is doing. La Bella Mossa is a new government funded scheme in the northern Italian city of Bologna, which rewards [...]
Recently there has been a large spike in high-rise buildings in construction in Downtown Manhattan. Long associated with Wall Street and World Trade, is the Financial District becoming the new place to live? We take a look at eight residential buildings in the pipeline... __________________________________________________________________ 125 GREENWICH STREET It appears any addition that Uruguayan architect [...]
Brexit continues to scupper the UK housing market, as the world-famous Sagrada Familia is hit with a hefty fine in this week's new round-up of all things property & architecture. _____________________________________________________ It has emerged that the world-famous Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has been building without a permit for 136 years, and is now required [...]
Not only does Valentin Jeck have a fantastic name, but he can also take a rather fantastic photo. In his project Toward A Concrete Utopia, Jeck showcases some of Yugoslavia's Cold War brutalist architecture in effortless style. Jeck has achieved something pretty impressive in this project. His photography has made the forgotten brutalist architecture of [...]
In a slightly quiet week in the world of property & architecture, we take a look at the new regeneration plans for the Greater London area of Brentford, and we also look into Brexit's toll on the property market. ________________________________________________________________________ As London expands outwards, more and more periphery areas are undergoing regenerations, and Brentford appears [...]