I.M. Pei – Remembering The Architect Who Pulled Us Into Modernity

Modernist architect I.M. Pei, the man behind the iconic Louvre Museum extension made infamous for his gravity-defying designs, has passed away at the age of 102. HEKKTA looks back on the life and works of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Pei started life in Guangzhou, China, but moved to the US to study architecture, attending an [...]

I.M. Pei – Remembering The Architect Who Pulled Us Into Modernity 2019-05-18T09:58:26+00:00

Street Tree Pods – London’s Housing Solution?

The battle to tackle climate change and house our rising population are two huge challenges we face today. Could Matthew Chamberlain have come up with the perfect solution in the Street Tree Pods? Matthew Chamberlain has come up with a concept to tackle London's housing crisis by building a network of residences in the trees. [...]

Street Tree Pods – London’s Housing Solution? 2019-05-10T16:44:56+00:00

ARCHITECTURE OF DENSITY // MICHAEL WOLF

Hundreds of buildings, thousands of windows, millions of people; and plenty of laundry. Wolf has an ability to make the architecture of megacities sing with his photography. Seeing beauty and humour where others might not, HEKKTA urges you to explore the works of Michael Wolf. Wolf first stumbled upon the colossal metropolis of Hong Kong [...]

ARCHITECTURE OF DENSITY // MICHAEL WOLF 2019-05-04T13:40:58+00:00

Greenwich Peninsula’s New Design District

London is set for a new Design District. Aiming to create a hub of creativity, the capital is following suit in a recent trend of architects designing small communities looking to harvest young, creative potentials. Plopped just next to London's iconic O2 Arena, the new Design District in the Greenwich Peninsula was the brainchild of [...]

Greenwich Peninsula’s New Design District 2019-04-23T08:57:07+00:00

Under / Snøhetta

Europe's first underwater restaurant, named Under, has been completed by architecture firm Snøhetta, on the southern coast of Norway. Aiming to present the absolute best of marine life, this elegant half restaurant, half aquarium offers diners an experience like no else. As if a thin rock has just slid into the water, the design of [...]

Under / Snøhetta 2019-03-23T13:29:39+00:00

Frame House / Menorca

As sun shines over Britain, we've all turned our hopeful heads to the summer. Shorts on, shades are out, and search buttons for sun have been increased tapped - and Nomo Studio have made the perfect summer getaway on the unique island of Menorca. Not too many people know all that much about the isle [...]

Frame House / Menorca 2019-02-27T12:20:15+00:00

Karl Lagerfeld – A True Creative

On Monday morning, the world lost a true icon of the fashion world - Karl Lagerfeld. Although many of us are not in tune with fashion culture, Lagerfeld's influence spread far beyond just the needle and thread. A pioneer and a giant in design, Karl Lagerfeld was the truest of creatives. Speaking of how he [...]

Karl Lagerfeld – A True Creative 2019-02-21T11:22:35+00:00

Junya Ishigami – Serpentine Pavilion 2019

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has been announced as the designer for this year's Serpentine Pavilion. So HEKKTA takes a closer look at this mysterious architect's most revered works, picking out six of our favourites. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery in London commissions a pavilion to be built on it's grounds, choosing a leading architect to [...]

Junya Ishigami – Serpentine Pavilion 2019 2019-02-20T10:46:18+00:00

BMW + North Face Create a Futurelight Winter Solution

The North Face have been protecting us folk from the frosty bite of the winter months for over 50 years; and now they are looking to shelter us from the cold too! Teaming up with BMW, they have created a Futurelight camper using "the world's most advanced" material to shelter people in the harshest of [...]

BMW + North Face Create a Futurelight Winter Solution 2019-02-06T12:14:04+00:00