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HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London

There is a lot of activity buzzing around the capital this week, so we take a look at why London is dominating the headlines and also give you a quick update on all other news stories concerning property & architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects have proposed a plan to pedestrianise London to make a walking between [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London 2018-02-26T09:10:59+00:00

HEKKTA WATCHES – Shape of Water Review

Choruses of 'it looks a bit weird' and 'it's not really my bag' dominated the talk around Shape of Water leading up to watching it. But Guillermo del Toro's stylistic love story between a mute woman and a fish will win you over by the end... HEKKTA was sat next to a helping of popcorn in [...]

HEKKTA WATCHES – Shape of Water Review 2018-02-23T17:08:25+00:00

Gothenburg Cable Car

The Swedish town of Gothenburg are set to get a new three kilometre cable car stretching across the city. Intelligent design and smart thinking have allowed it to work in harmony with it's environment, rather than affecting it. Designed by Dutch firm UNStudio, the cable car has had a lot of thought go into and it's [...]

Gothenburg Cable Car 2018-02-21T10:01:51+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels

It's hotels that are hitting the headlines this week so HEKKTA investigates what's new in the world of hospitality, as well as all of the latest news concerning property & architecture. Sat at the bottom of the Svartisen glacier on Norway's Almlifjellet mountain, architecture firm Snøhetta have designed a circular, energy-positive hotel which will produce [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels 2018-02-19T11:54:54+00:00

Architecture of the Underground

As Londoners we all know the incredible feats of engineering and architecture that went into designing the underground. But how often, while scampering from tube to tube in rush hour do we stop and look at the design of the stations? Will Scott's fantastic photo series Architecture of the Underground suggests we should do it [...]

Architecture of the Underground 2018-02-15T12:01:34+00:00

Week 2 – HEKKTA’s Six Nations Review

Week 2 of the Six Nations has already been and gone! Just as fast as we had a pint in our hand at the pub, it was over! But what a weekend we were treated to...England were calculatingly professional in their narrow victory over Wales and the Irish made pretty light work of the Italians. [...]

Week 2 – HEKKTA’s Six Nations Review 2018-02-13T08:51:42+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

The Winter Olympics are back and this year they are being hosted by South Korea in Pyeongchang so we thought we'd get involved by seeing what architecture and design is on show at the sporting spectacle. We also give our trusty round up of all the latest news headlines in the world of property and [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 2018-02-12T10:05:02+00:00

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir

Ever wondered what the world could look like in a hundred years? Well Australian photographer Tom Blachford has made that much easier using clever photography to create futuristic looking imagery of Tokyo's metabolist buildings that fool the observer in his latest project Nihon Noir. This is the second time we've come across a brilliant piece [...]

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir 2018-02-06T12:17:24+00:00

HEKKTA Reviews – 1st Round of The Six Nations

What do pundits know, eh? Wow, what an opening round of this year's Six Nations. The build-up for this year had been one of anticipation and intrigue as the teams shaping up were looking very different to what we usually see. Typically, it's a three way shootout between England, Wales and Ireland. However huge injuries [...]

HEKKTA Reviews – 1st Round of The Six Nations 2018-02-04T19:49:10+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Awards

HEKKTA focuses on the awards given out to those in fields of property and architecture in this week's property portal - the shortlists, winners and losers...it's all here! David Adjaye's African American history museum in Washington DC has been named as Design of the Year in the Beazley Designs of the Year for 2017. Judges [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Awards 2018-02-02T09:03:06+00:00