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.

  • 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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