HEKKTA takes a closer look at what's happening in the Chinese property market, aswell as bringing you all the latest property & architecture news stories from around the world. ____________________________________________________________________________ A set of twin skyscrapers have been completed in Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners designed the buildings, with the 284-metre [...]
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As Thomas stood on the podium in Paris, it is hard to think how he must have been feeling. A road career dedicated to the selfless aid of others, plagued by crashes and injury; Thomas' 2018 triumph is a story of true redemption and justice. His dream of becoming a professional cyclist started at an [...]
It's property in Australia that is dominating the headlines this week, with two major skyscraper developments being announced, aswell as a drop in national house prices for the first time in six years. ______________________________________________________________________________ Sydney is set to get a brand new skyscraper, which will be the city's tallest building. Düsseldorf-based Ingenhoven Architects and Australian [...]
As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting Greece. Wildfires have been sweeping through towns east of Athens and thousands of families have had to evacuate their homes. Similar fires have been breaking out across the globe, and these pictures capture the sheer size of the blazes and might [...]
HEKKTA's Property Portal is back with all the relevant news stories concerning architecture & property, and the big headline this week is the announcement that the BIG-designed Manhattan flood defences have got underway, which will be the city's first proper barrier to rising sea levels and flooding. ____________________________________________________________________________ The first phase of the huge flood [...]
A debate was sparked online after Emirates chief outlined his argument for aeroplanes without real windows. Could we be living in the last few years of a real view out of your window, or this is simply an unrealistic vision? HEKKTA investigates. A windowless plane? Could you think of anything more claustrophobic? Well that is [...]
This week HEKKTA takes a look at a few social housing projects in America hoping to help out those most vulnerable, aswell as summarising all the past week's property & architecture headlines. ___________________________________________________________________________ American studio Process Architecture are trying to do their bit for the millions of lives that have been destroyed by the heroin [...]
In HEKKTA's Property Portal we sum up all the week's events and stories in the world of property & architecture; and this week the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year was awarded to the Tate St Ives museum in Cornwall, and there were some big development announcements in London. ______________________________________________________________________________ Tate St Ives in [...]
In an exclusive visit to the most guarded nation in the world, North Korea, Oliver Wainwright was able to take a glimpse of the alien land with his own eyes. In his book Pastel Dreams, he documents the architecture of North Korea, noting whilst it's easy to be charmed by the "lavish wonder-worlds of marble and [...]
This week a few of the big stories in property & architecture include a huge development plan for East London's Royal Docks getting the green light to go ahead and also the shortlist for the WAF World Building of The Year 2018 being announced. ____________________________________________________________________________ The World Architecture Festival's (WAF) World Building of The Year [...]