Blog 2018-03-02T18:22:20+00:00

Blog

Welcome to the HEKKTA Blog. Here you’ll find the latest in property news, along with what’s going on in design.

  • Zaha Hadid Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye smart city - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Zaha Hadid Architects
    November 19, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Zaha Hadid Architects have dominated the past week's headlines for both good and bad...
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  • Lewes Bonfire Night
    Lewes Bonfire Night - A Fiery Spectacle
    November 17, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Last Monday, HEKKTA decided to do something a little different for Guy Fawkes night...
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  • Jonathan Beamish - Infrared
    Beamish Creates Foreign Fields In New Infrared Light
    November 15, 2018
    Blog, Design
    As we note the passing of 100 years since the end of WW1 and...
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  • Lord's
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Lord's
    November 13, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    A new UK government commission, which aims to protect 'good design', has come under...
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  • Statue of Unity
    Statue of Unity - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    November 7, 2018
    Blog, Design
    This week, the world's tallest statue was completed in the Indian state of Gujarat....
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  • Budget
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Budget
    November 5, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    In this week's property portal, we take a look at how the budget will...
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  • Bologna
    Bologna - The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride
    November 1, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no...
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  • Downtown New York
    Is Manhattan High-Rise Living Moving Downtown?
    October 30, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Recently there has been a large spike in high-rise buildings in construction in Downtown...
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  • Sagrada Familia - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Sagrada Familia
    October 29, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Brexit continues to scupper the UK housing market, as the world-famous Sagrada Familia is...
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  • Toward a Concrete Utopia - Brutalism in Yugoslavia 1948-1980
    Toward A Concrete Utopia by Valentin Jeck - Brutalism in Yugoslavia
    October 24, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Not only does Valentin Jeck have a fantastic name, but he can also take...
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  • Brentford
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Brentford Regeneration
    October 22, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    In a slightly quiet week in the world of property & architecture, we take...
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  • Sound Mirrors - Piercarlo Quecchia
    Sound Mirrors - Piercarlo Quecchia Profiles England's Wartime Acoustic Defences
    October 18, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Piercarlo Quecchia, a photographer based in Basel, has profiled the acoustic defence barriers that...
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  • Bloomberg HQ
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Bloomberg HQ
    October 16, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week was a week of awards, as this year's Stirling Prize winner was...
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  • photography awards
    Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018
    October 10, 2018
    Blog, Design
    One of our favourite annual awards events has returned with this year's shortlist. Combining...
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  • Amazon
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Amazon
    October 8, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Brexit weariness continues to dull the UK property market, as May continues to dance...
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  • Coal Drops Yard
    Heatherwick's Coal Drops Yard
    October 5, 2018
    Blog, Design
    HEKKTA takes a look at Heatherwick's stunning new project in London's King's Cross -...
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  • Brooklyn Navy Yard - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Brooklyn Navy Yard
    October 1, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    It's a slight mixture of good and bad news this week, with several huge...
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  • Manchester United Plastic Kit
    Manchester United Tackling Plastic
    September 28, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Manchester United have revealed their new third kit, which is made purely from plastic...
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  • Royal Opera House
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - London's Royal Opera House
    September 24, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week a huge renovation to London's Royal Opera House was completed, whilst the...
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  • Open House London
    Open House London
    September 21, 2018
    Blog, Design
    If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests...
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  • Kengo Kuma V&A Dundee
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - V&A
    September 18, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The biggest news from the last week in the world of property & architecture...
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  • Unreal Scenes - The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality
    Unequal Scenes - The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities
    September 12, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Johnny Miller's Unreal Scenes photography project captures the unfair truth of wealth inequality within...
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  • Bergen Colosseum - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Bergen Colosseum
    September 10, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    As the summer draws to a close, we enjoyed quite a quiet week in...
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  • Productive Landscapes, Kilimanjaro Seed Vault
    Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro
    September 5, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    An architecture graduate has come up with a proposal to build a seed vault...
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  • Crossrail
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Crossrail Delay
    September 3, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Headlines in the property world this week is the continuation of the stuttering UK...
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  • skeleton coast
    Namibia - The Skeleton Coast
    August 30, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    HEKKTA explores Nina Maritz Architects' Shipwreck Lodge, inspired by the Skeleton Coast in Namibia....
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  • New York protest
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - New York Hudson Yards Protest
    August 28, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Fill yourself in after the Bank Holiday weekend with all the latest news concerning...
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  • Notting Hill Carnival
    Unity Born Out of Hate - The History of Carnival
    August 21, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    This weekend millions will fill the streets for Notting Hill Carnival, the annual celebration...
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  • Morandi Bridge Genoa
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Genoa Bridge Collapse
    August 20, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Property & architecture headlines this week were dominated by the bridge collapse in the...
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  • Carrots concrete
    Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum?
    August 17, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    New research has discovered that combining nano platelets, taken from waste vegetables, with cement...
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  • London Bridge Station - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - London Bridge Station
    August 14, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Get yourself up to date with HEKKTA's Property Portal, summarising all the past week's...
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  • Vietnam Golden Bridge
    Vietnam & The Golden Bridge
    August 13, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Last year, HEKKTA had the pleasure of visiting Vietnam - a trip which will...
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  • Greenland Towers - HEKKTA - Chinese Property
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Chinese Property
    August 6, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA takes a closer look at what's happening in the Chinese property market, aswell...
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  • Geraint Thomas
    The Story of Gritty Geraint Thomas
    August 2, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    As Thomas stood on the podium in Paris, it is hard to think how...
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  • New Sydney tower, Australia
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Australia
    July 30, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    It's property in Australia that is dominating the headlines this week, with two major...
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  • wildfires
    Wildfires - A Stark Reminder
    July 27, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting...
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  • BIG U - Manhattan Flood Defences
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Manhattan Flood Defences
    July 24, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA's Property Portal is back with all the relevant news stories concerning architecture &...
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  • Plane with no windows?
    Are Windows In Planes On Their Way Out?
    July 21, 2018
    Blog, Design
    A debate was sparked online after Emirates chief outlined his argument for aeroplanes without...
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  • Crest Apartments - HEKKTA - Social Housing
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Social Housing
    July 16, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week HEKKTA takes a look at a few social housing projects in America...
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  • Tate St Ives
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Art Fund Museum of The Year, Tate St Ives
    July 9, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    In HEKKTA's Property Portal we sum up all the week's events and stories in...
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  • North Korea
    The Architecture Inside The Secretive Land of North Korea
    July 3, 2018
    Blog, Design
    In an exclusive visit to the most guarded nation in the world, North Korea,...
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  • WAF - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - WAF World Building of The Year
    July 2, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week a few of the big stories in property & architecture include a...
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  • Snohetta Detroit - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Detroit
    June 25, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA's Property Portal gives you a bitesize update on all the property & architecture...
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  • Stetsasonic, taken in New York in 1988 by Janette Beckman - HIP HOP
    Beat Positive - Capturing The Birth Of Hip Hop
    June 21, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Beat Positive is an exhibition which documents the early days of hip hop. Photographers...
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  • Three World Trade Center - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Three World Trade Center
    June 18, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    In our weekly property portal, we summarise all the latest stories and news headlines...
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  • Russia World Cup 2018 stadiums - HEKKTA
    The Stadiums Of The World Cup
    June 15, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    The 2018 Russia World Cup kicked off last night, with a five-goal thriller signalling...
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  • Heathrow airport
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Heathrow
    June 13, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Government approval of Heathrow's third runway is the big news to hit the headlines...
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  • London Festival of Architecture 2018
    London Festival of Architecture 2018
    June 7, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The London Festival of Architecture has returned, and the month long celebration of all...
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  • Venice Architectural Biennale
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Venice Architecture Biennale
    June 4, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The Venice Architecture Biennale kicked off this week, so we take a look at...
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  • Wales new franchise - HEKKTA - Travel
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Travel
    May 29, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA investigates some big announcements concerning travel and transport, and how that will affect...
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  • Arctic Monkeys
    The Arctic Monkeys Return
    May 25, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    British rock superstars, the Arctic Monkeys, have returned after a five year break with...
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  • Will Alsop
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Will Alsop
    May 21, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Architect Will Alsop has passed away this week at the age of 70, and...
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  • Shipping container - Containerwerk x Friends
    Your Future Home - A Shipping Container?
    May 17, 2018
    Design
    As the world population grows and the world's resources continue to deplete, architects are...
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  • Kew Gardens
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Kew Gardens
    May 15, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The opening of the Temperate House in Kew Gardens was the story dominating the...
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  • DP World Cargospeed - Hyperloop - HEKKTA
    Hyperloop Set To Revolutionise Freight Transport
    May 10, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Foster + Partners, in association with DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One, have unveiled...
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  • Tetra Hotel, WSP - HEKKTA - Hotels
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Hotels
    May 7, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    It's been a busy week in the world of property & architecture, and an...
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  • London - The Only Way Is Up
    May 2, 2018
    Blog, Design
    If you look out over London's skyline today, it is still a relatively low-rise...
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  • Chicago tower - HEKKTA - Skycraper projects
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Skyscraper Projects
    April 30, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    A series of new skyscraper projects have been announced this week by some big...
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  • Ocean plastic waste - HEKKTA
    Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution?
    April 24, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic...
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  • ETH Zurich, Spatial Timber Assemblies - HEKKTA - Robots
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Robots!
    April 23, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    In this week's property portal we look at how robots and digital construction is...
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  • World Press Photo of the Year 2018 - HEKKTA
    World Press Photo Contest 2018
    April 21, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The winners of this year's World Press Photo Contest have been announced and the...
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  • Kengo Kuma - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Kengo Kuma
    April 16, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week Kengo Kuma & Associates dominate the architecture headlines, unveiling two big projects...
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  • Black Panther posters - Osborne Macharia - HEKKTA - Afrofuturism
    Afrofuturism
    April 14, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther has shone a light onto African design...
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  • MSG Sphere London by Populous - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - MSG Sphere London
    April 9, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Venue experts Populous are dominating the headlines this week as the firm unveils new...
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  • The Warehouse Hotel - AHEAD Asia 2018 - HEKKTA
    AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 - Asia
    April 5, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The AHEAD Awards are back and this time, we're in Asia. All the best...
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  • Hoover Building - HEKKTA - Conversions
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Conversions
    April 3, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    Two of London's landmark buildings, which underwent conversions, have been finished this week so...
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  • Megasaki City - Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs - HEKKTA
    The Making of Wes Anderson's New Film Isle of Dogs
    April 1, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Shot in Three Mills Studios in East London, Wes Anderson's new film Isle of...
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  • 2018 World Cup Kits - FRANCE - HEKKTA
    2018 World Cup Kits
    March 29, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The 2018 Football World Cup in Russia is nearly upon us. The first reminder...
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  • Dar Group's entry, Old Street Circus 2050 - HEKKTA - Global Architecture
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Global Architecture
    March 26, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    New property & architecture projects are springing up all over the world, so in...
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  • Cream before jam...a potentially controversial opinion - The Great British Food Debate
    The Great British Food Debate
    March 25, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Milk before tea? Jam before cream? These are two food debates that for years...
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  • The Rise of the Skyscraper - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - The Rise of The Skyscraper
    March 20, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The rising trend of the skyscraper in cities shows no sign of slowing down,...
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  • Ireland winning the Grand Slam - Six Nations Review - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Natwest Six Nations Tournament Review
    March 19, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    After one of the most unpredictable Six Nations in recent years, HEKKTA are going...
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  • The new Plough Lane development - AFC Wimbledon - HEKKTA
    AFC Wimbledon Are Coming Home
    March 17, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The fairytale return to Plough Lane for AFC Wimbledon could be just one season...
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  • Beyond the Centerline - HEKKTA - Water
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Water
    March 14, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA investigates how water is inspiring some of the most recent architecture projects as...
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  • Sherpa on Mount Everest - HEKKTA
    The World's Most Dangerous Job - A Sherpa on Everest
    March 10, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Every year people will pay obscene amounts of money to complete one of the...
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  • Women In Architecture - Eva Franch i Gilabert
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Women In Architecture
    March 8, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    To mark International Women's Day, HEKKTA thought we'd centre this week's property portal around...
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  • Twin Palms - Frank Sinatra's Mecca - HEKKTA
    Twin Palms - Frank Sinatra's Mecca
    March 3, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Architect E Stewart Williams created one of the iconic modernist houses of Palm Springs...
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  • Wingly - the Airbnb of the Skies - HEKKTA
    Wingly - The Airbnb of Aviation
    March 1, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    When we first discovered this service, HEKKTA couldn't help thinking how is it not...
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  • Zaha Hadid's proposal to pedestrianise London - Oxford Street - HEKKTA - London
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - London
    February 26, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    There is a lot of activity buzzing around the capital this week, so we...
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  • Shape of Water Review - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA WATCHES - Shape of Water Review
    February 23, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Choruses of 'it looks a bit weird' and 'it's not really my bag' dominated...
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  • Gothenburg Cable Car - UNStudio - HEKKTA
    Gothenburg Cable Car
    February 21, 2018
    Blog, Design
    The Swedish town of Gothenburg are set to get a new three kilometre cable...
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  • Svart Hotel by Snøhetta - HEKKTA - Hotels
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Hotels
    February 19, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    It's hotels that are hitting the headlines this week so HEKKTA investigates what's new...
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  • Architecture of the Underground - Will Scott - HEKKTA
    Architecture of the Underground
    February 15, 2018
    Blog, Design
    As Londoners we all know the incredible feats of engineering and architecture that went...
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  • Scotland victory over France - Teddy Thomas - HEKKTA - Week 2
    Week 2 - HEKKTA's Six Nations Review
    February 13, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Week 2 of the Six Nations has already been and gone! Just as fast...
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  • Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Asif Khan - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018
    February 12, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The Winter Olympics are back and this year they are being hosted by South...
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  • Tom Blachford - Tokyo - Nihon Noir
    Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir
    February 6, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Ever wondered what the world could look like in a hundred years? Well Australian...
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  • HEKKTA Reviews - 1st Round of The Six Nations
    February 4, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    What do pundits know, eh? Wow, what an opening round of this year's Six...
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  • David Adjaye - Design of the Year - Awards
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Awards
    February 2, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA focuses on the awards given out to those in fields of property and...
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  • Boris on a Bike
    We Had Boris Bikes - Now Boris Wants A Bridge!
    January 30, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Boris has revealed that he wants to build a bridge between Britain and France....
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  • Carillion Collapse - HEKKTA
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Carillion Collapse
    January 26, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    The news surrounding the property world right now is the collapse of Carillion. The...
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  • Coal Drops Yard - Heatherwick - Six Projects of 2018
    Five Projects We Are Getting Excited About
    January 23, 2018
    Blog, Design
    2017 seemed to be the year of the skyscraper, but what will this year...
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  • Sigrid - Winner of Sound of 2018
    Sound of 2018 - The Artists You Should Be Keeping An Ear Out For
    January 18, 2018
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    The winner of the Sound of 2018 has been revealed as the Norweigan pop...
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  • Cranes In The Sky - London Skyline 2022
    Cranes In The Sky
    January 9, 2018
    Blog, Design
    Skyscraper construction in the Square Mile is booming and as more cranes continuously pop...
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  • Stefano Boeri - HEKKTA - The New Year
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Roll On The New Year
    January 6, 2018
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA looks ahead to the New Year and what exciting property and architecture 2018...
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  • Hendrix - Heathrow 1967 - Glamour
    1970s Glamour - The Stars in Transit
    December 28, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Imagine if we could all travel like the stars in the glitz and glamour...
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  • Foro Boca - HEKKTA - The Arts
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - The Arts
    December 18, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    We take a look at how houses of the arts can be hosted by...
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  • Copan Strategy
    The Copan Strategy
    December 15, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Few images say São Paulo like the Edifício Copan - but the infamous curved...
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  • Oasis - The Gallagher Brothers
    The Return of The Gallagher Brothers
    December 11, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    As if by some sort of coincidence, the Gallagher brothers have both returned to...
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  • BIG Texas Stadium - HEKKTA - Stadiums
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Stadiums
    December 8, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    This week it's brand spanking new stadiums that are hitting the headlines around the...
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  • Pentatonic Furniture - Designs for the Future
    Top Designs of 2017 - Creating a Better Future
    December 7, 2017
    Blog, Design
    It's coming to the end of the year where we have the chance to...
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  • Pad Thai
    HEKKTA Cooks - Pad Thai
    December 3, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Behold...one of the best darn tasting dishes to grace this earth. Pad Thai. On...
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  • Marseille Aiport - Airports
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Airports
    December 2, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Hitting the headlines this week is the architecture and design of airports. We often...
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  • Winter Park Public Library - David Adjaye
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - The Modern Library
    November 24, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    HEKKTA's Property Portal is back delivering the weekly round up of all that's good...
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  • The Six Senses Zil Pasyon - AHEAD
    AHEAD Middle East & Africa 2017 Hotel Design Awards
    November 22, 2017
    Blog, Design
    The winners of this year's AHEAD Hotel Design Awards for the Middle East and...
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  • England v Australia - The Big Clash
    England v Australia - The Big Clash
    November 18, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Today HEKKTA are off to Twickenham for the big clash - England v Australia....
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  • Huangshan Mountain Village - MAD - Architecture of Asia
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Architecture in Asia
    November 17, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    As the wider economy of Asia continues to thrive, HEKKTA has noticed increasing numbers...
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  • Hastings Pier - Stirling Prize Winner 2017
    Hastings Pier - Stirling Prize Winner 2017
    November 15, 2017
    Blog, Design
    London-based architects dRMM have rebuilt and reimagined the Hastings pier, which burnt down in...
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  • UberAIR
    Flying Taxis? Welcome To UberAIR
    November 11, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Last week's news that Uber were planning to launch UberAIR, a service that will...
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  • London Skyline
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - London
    November 11, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have revealed their plans for a cheesegrater lookalike building, just...
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  • iPhone X
    iPhone X
    November 9, 2017
    Blog, Design
    HEKKTA takes a look at Apple's latest addition to their range, the iPhone X....
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  • District coffee shop Parsons Green
    Does Parsons Green need another coffee shop?
    May 31, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Parsons Green has a brand new coffee shop and the team at HEKKTA couldn't...
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  • Concrete table tennis tables by MUMA in Melbourne
    Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA
    May 19, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Table Tennis. It's always a fun past time and an excellent way to spend...
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  • Painting with drones - Carlo Ratti
    Painting with a drone - Is this the future of design?
    May 16, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Drones. they are the talk of the technological world. and now they have moved...
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  • National Star Wars Day - Hekkta's Celebration
    May 4, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    A long time ago in a design studio far far away, Hekkta began looking...
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  • The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica
    May 2, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Germans Ermica was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985 and at only 29 started...
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  • 3d printed stealth key
    Discover the Stealth Key - The Most Secure Key Ever Made
    April 28, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas, Design
    With the introduction of the new pound coin that is supposedly nigh-impossible to forge,...
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  • How to spot a real Ikea Frakta bag from the fakes.
    April 25, 2017
    Design
    Innovative and fun designs are what we love at Hekkta. So when we happened...
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  • Plans to transform unused railways in Milan
    April 21, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Milan is an amazing place, Hekkta loves it there, however there is a large...
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  • Rooftop dinner party installation by Villar Rojas
    April 20, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Dinner parties. We love going to them but we dread hosting them, the stress...
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  • HEKKTA's Property Portal- Japan
    April 20, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Japan has been the forefront of many different avenues and businesses, be it computing,...
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  • A Brutalist Grandfather Clock by Designer Lee Broom
    March 30, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Following on form Hekkta last article highlighting brutalist inspired designs we thought we should...
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  • Bizarre drawings by Bureau Spectacular turned to life.
    March 28, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Hekkta loved jigsaws and Lego when we were younger. The satisfying feeling of everything...
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  • DBA Design Awards and our favourite winners.
    March 17, 2017
    Design
    Hekkta loves innovative and smart designs. We are always on the lookout for the...
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  • Images of brutalist architecture by Colmenero
    March 17, 2017
    Design
    Hekkta loves travelling. The different cultures, the architecture, the people, it’s an amazing experience....
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  • The American Way of Life Explored Through Photography
    March 9, 2017
    Design
    HEKKTA loves all things American; we love the patriotic idealism, the scenic country, the...
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  • 3D Printed Cakes - Dinara Kasko
    March 3, 2017
    Design
    3D printing. This new technology is normally associated with engineering or the likes, however...
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  • Nanjing Vertical Forest - Stefano Boeri - Green Architecture
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Green Architecture
    February 25, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Are architects and designers doing enough to ensure our properties are green? We take...
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  • Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford - Palm Springs
    Palm Springs - Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford
    February 22, 2017
    Blog, Design
    In this brilliant project Midnight Modern, Tom Blachford brings us Palm Springs just like...
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  • Central Asia - Back In The USSR - Peter Ortner
    Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner
    February 20, 2017
    Blog, Design
    For the last seven years, photographer Peter Ortner has been travalling around the former...
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  • The Museo de Sitio Julio C Tello - Peru - South America
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - South America
    February 19, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    In this week's property portal, we're taking a closer look at South America and...
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  • Lipstick & the gun - Tom Le French - Gender Wars
    Gender Wars by Tom Le French
    February 17, 2017
    Blog, Design
    We have stumbled upon a brilliant project on Gender Wars by award-winning French art...
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  • Vancouver - Fred Herzog - 1960 - 1950 - Photography, photo, photo in colour
    Vancouver by Fred Herzog
    February 16, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Fred Herzog spent many of his years photographing the Canadian city of Vancouver in...
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  • London Olympic Stadium
    Architecture & The Olympics
    February 15, 2017
    Blog, Design
    So many brilliant sporting moments have occurred at the Olympics. Usain Bolt's triple triple...
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  • Architecture in Hollywood - Mies van der Rohe movie
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Architecture in Hollywood
    February 12, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Architecture is all over Hollywood this week! A movie about famous architect Mies van...
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  • Bus Stop Photography - Stephen Calcutt
    Bus Stop Photography
    February 11, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    After just returning from a trip to Birmingham, we were delighted to see this...
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  • Nara Dreamland - Romain Veillon - Theme Park
    Nara Dreamland Captured by Photographer Romain Veillon
    February 10, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Photographer Romain Veillon has captured Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan, in...
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  • Peninsula Place - Calatrava Architecture - Greenwich Peninsula
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Greenwich Peninsula
    February 5, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    A massive £1bn development in Greenwich Peninsula has been announced this week, which is...
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  • Tycho Album Artwork
    Designing An Album
    February 3, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Design and music have long gone hand in hand. The album artwork is the...
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  • Manchester By The Sea
    Manchester By The Sea
    February 1, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Last week we took a trip to the cinema to watch one of the...
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  • Trailer trash - The Riverbed by Ben Murphy - South-east Spain
    Makeshift Architecture of The Riverbed
    January 31, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Photographer Ben Murphy has produced an amazing project entitled the Riverbed, in which he...
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  • Shanghai Health & Cultural Centre - Steven Holl Architecture
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Shanghai
    January 27, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    With Chinese property experiencing a bit of a boom as of late, we take...
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  • Perpetuum calendar - Studio Yonoh - Othr
    The Anti-Smartphone Calendar
    January 26, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Homeware brand Othr have created a 3D-printed calendar which aims to take people away...
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  • Pigskin dog - Chicago Bears - NFL Stadium food - Soldier Field
    NFL Stadium Food
    January 25, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    With NFL Super Bowl LI fast approaching, what will all the ravenous football fans...
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  • The Facade of Wealth - Mirna Pavlovic - Dulcis Domus
    Dulcis Domus by Mirna Pavlovic - The Facade of Wealth
    January 24, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Once home to the richest and most affluent people in Europe, now merely derelict...
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  • A smog eating skyscraper - Arconic
    A Smog Eating Skyscraper by Arconic
    January 22, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Arconic, a materials science company, have released plans for a 3 mile high skyscraper,...
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  • OMA - Manchester Arts Centre - Factory
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Manchester
    January 20, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    It's a little town in the North called Manchester that is grabbing the property...
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  • California Dreaming
    California Dreaming
    January 19, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Christmas has gone and the Monday that is nicknamed the "saddest day of the...
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  • Angela Merkel - Food For Power
    Food For Power
    January 17, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Photographer Dan Bannino has created a brilliant project on the food that those in...
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  • Chelsea Stadium - Herzog & de Meuron - Stadiums
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - Stadiums
    January 13, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    The year ahead seems all very uncertain at the moment, but one thing you...
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  • Ray BLK - BBC Sound of 2017
    BBC Sound of 2017 - Ray BLK
    January 10, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    The BBC Sound of 2017 has always served as a prophecy for the future....
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  • Paranal Residencia by Auer+Weber, Atacama Desert, Chile - Quantum of Solace - James Bond
    Bond Architecture
    January 9, 2017
    Blog, Design
    We all know the classic James Bond traditions. The fast cars, the almost comical...
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  • Miryang Pool Villa - Moon Hoon
    Pink House on the Hill by Moon Hoon
    January 7, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Moon Hoon have completed what could be the most daring holiday villa we've seen...
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  • JFK / JFK / JFK / JFK
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - JFK Airport
    January 6, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Do not fear, your Property Portal is here! This week we respond to the...
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  • Who would know a fist-bump could say so much? But this moment of informal appreciation to custodian Lawrence Lipscomb says a lot about who he was
    Obama - A Different Sort Of President
    January 5, 2017
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    On the 20th January 2017, Obama will vacate the White House for the president-elect...
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  • transylvania - drones
    Drones
    January 3, 2017
    Blog, Design
    Here at HEKKTA we were slightly scepticle about drones. Are they slightly glorified remote-controlled...
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  • Beipanjiang Bridge - China
    HEKKTA's Property Portal - China
    January 1, 2017
    Blog, Property Portal
    Christmas has passed and the New Year is upon us but no matter what...
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  • The most surprising picture of 2016
    Goodbye 2016
    December 30, 2016
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Goodness. 2016. What a year. One year ago when the digit changed from a...
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  • The opening night of Xenon NY in June 1978 - Meryl Meisler
    New York's Sassy 70s by Meryl Meisler
    December 29, 2016
    Blog, Design
    Carrying on our theme of New York in the 1970s, we have stumbled upon...
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  • Fracking – Springville, Pennsylvania, US - J. Henry Fair
    Industrial Scars by J. Henry Fair
    December 22, 2016
    Blog, Creative Ideas
    Environmental artist J. Henry Fair has produced a series of staggering photos in his...
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