LUNAZ / Recharging The Classics

Lunaz are electrifying the classic cars of the past, and bringing them back to the future. As our climate awareness increases, and stricter and stricter controls are placed on our emissions, perhaps Lunaz has thought of the perfect way to keep the beautiful classic cars alive. A small British start-up company operating out of the [...]

LUNAZ / Recharging The Classics2019-11-21T18:41:46+00:00

Day-VII Architecture

In their book Day-VII Architecture A Catalogue of Polish Churches post 1945, Kuba Snopek, alongside Izabela Cichonska and Karolina Popera, document 100 churches from the communist era in Poland, unveiling a brand of architecture unlinke anything we've seen before. And there are several reasons for this. When the Iron Curtain drew a line in the sand [...]

Day-VII Architecture2019-11-13T10:59:17+00:00

The Secret Codes of the Movie Poster

Slight spoiler alert; we may be about to ruin every movie poster that you've ever seen. In the modern era of filmmaking, promotion and advertisement of the movie itself is paramount. With millions, even billions of dollars being ploughed into the production, they have to make sure that bums actually hit the seats to watch [...]

The Secret Codes of the Movie Poster2019-11-05T18:12:02+00:00

Mexico City Modernism

To celebrate the start of Design Week, several celebrated architects hailing from Mexico City have teamed up to showcase the best of their modern, local design, transforming a dilapidated 1940s villa into a mecca of Mexican imagination. HEKKTA takes a deeper look behind the scenes at Design Week Mexico. Over 20 different local artists, architects [...]

Mexico City Modernism2019-10-22T14:59:08+00:00

Surface Duo – Bolder the Better?

Microsoft have unveiled their new Android phone, the Surface Duo, a dual-screen smartphone that folds down the middle like a book. Claiming that two screens will make us more productive, is the Surface Duo the new way forward? Phones are a big part of our lives; we hate to admit it, but it's true. Everybody [...]

Surface Duo – Bolder the Better?2019-10-17T09:01:23+00:00

Tradition + Innovation Combined in Rugby World Cup Player of the Match Trophy

Designer Jun Mitani has created a Player of the Match trophy for the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup, which brilliantly fuses tradition and innovation, incorporating live match commentary onto the surface of the award etched on by laser. The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is well alive and kicking, with the much-hyped tournament so [...]

Tradition + Innovation Combined in Rugby World Cup Player of the Match Trophy2019-10-04T10:26:17+00:00

The Twelve Stadiums / Rugby World Cup 2019

Tomorrow morning, the first match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will get underway. Possibly the most hyped tournament for years, it is steadily gearing up to be an absolute classic. But where will the 20 different sides be playing? HEKKTA takes a closer look at the intriguing and outright bizarre architecture that will be [...]

The Twelve Stadiums / Rugby World Cup 20192019-09-19T13:17:42+00:00

Abandoned + Reimagined / The Changing Faces of Our Buildings

What causes us to forget a building? Deemed useless through changing trends, through war or natural disasters? And why can some find a new lease of life, whereas some becomes relics to the past? HEKKTA delve into the question, taking a look back at some abandoned and forgotten histories. It is very rare you see [...]

Abandoned + Reimagined / The Changing Faces of Our Buildings2019-09-15T14:00:29+00:00

London Design Festival 2019

The 2019 London Design Festival is back, with topical installations from leading designers, highlighting Artificial Intelligence and tackling climate issues; so we've picked six of the projects we feel are unmissable. Next week, the annual London Design Festival will get underway, with projects and installations from designers and architects dotted all over the city. The [...]

London Design Festival 20192019-09-06T15:03:26+00:00

Onto Europa

Today, it was unveiled that NASA will be undertaking a mission to a distant moon, Europa, where they believe they may well find a form of life. Hidden under an icy crust, getting to the ocean world is the easy part, so HEKKTA takes a closer look at the design behind the mission, and what [...]

Onto Europa2019-08-22T10:06:53+00:00