The Architecture Inside The Secretive Land of North Korea

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 [...]

The Architecture Inside The Secretive Land of North Korea 2018-07-03T14:44:18+00:00

London Festival of Architecture 2018

The London Festival of Architecture has returned, and the month long celebration of all things do with architecture follows the theme of identity this year. London's annual festival is now the biggest in Europe, hosting 400 events, talks, walks, open studios, films and installations. So HEKKTA pick out a few key features in this year's [...]

London Festival of Architecture 2018 2018-06-07T08:05:58+00:00

Your Future Home – A Shipping Container?

As the world population grows and the world's resources continue to deplete, architects are having to reimagine how people can exist - and they are turning to the humble shipping container. HEKKTA investigates if this growing trend is just smart design, or whether shipping containers can be a viable solution. You might be thinking - [...]

Your Future Home – A Shipping Container? 2018-05-17T12:44:40+00:00

Hyperloop Set To Revolutionise Freight Transport

Foster + Partners, in association with DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One, have unveiled their vision for the future of freight transport. Using the new hyperloop technology, they will incorporate the high-speed autonomous vehicles into ports across the world, enabling the shipping of goods to travel at the speed of flight for the cost of [...]

Hyperloop Set To Revolutionise Freight Transport 2018-05-10T11:29:28+00:00

Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution?

Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic pollution crisis facing our planet, after they accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme. Could this breakthrough mean we start winning the fight against plastic? The breakthrough came when researchers were attempting to alter a naturally occuring bacteria discovered in a Japanese recycling [...]

Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution? 2018-04-24T12:25:15+00:00

World Press Photo Contest 2018

The winners of this year's World Press Photo Contest have been announced and the victorious shots are simply stunning. A picture can so often say a million words and that is certainly true with these incredible but equally heartbreaking shots. We are quite taken aback with these pictures, not only because of the story that [...]

World Press Photo Contest 2018 2018-04-21T15:40:54+00:00

Afrofuturism

The success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther has shone a light onto African design and architecture in a movement called Afrofuturism. It combines traditional African culture and with more contemporary themes like technology and science fiction, changing the world's perception of Africa as a force in design and fashion. African designers expressed their delight at [...]

Afrofuturism 2018-04-14T12:51:04+00:00

AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 – Asia

The AHEAD Awards are back and this time, we're in Asia. All the best hotels built between October 2016 and September 2017 will be judged over a variety of different categories, and as a continent renowned for it's impeccable hospitality, the competition was certainly tight. However the Asian hotel of the year was not what [...]

AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 – Asia 2018-04-05T13:51:24+00:00

The Making of Wes Anderson’s New Film Isle of Dogs

Shot in Three Mills Studios in East London, Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs brings metabolist architecture to the big screen, showcasing the works of Kengo Tanze in a furry dystopian future. HEKKTA got a little excited when we heard there was a new old-school animation film hitting the big screen, and even more [...]

The Making of Wes Anderson’s New Film Isle of Dogs 2018-04-01T10:51:56+00:00