Beamish Creates Foreign Fields In New Infrared Light

As we note the passing of 100 years since the end of WW1 and commemorate those who lost their lives during the conflict, Jonathan Beamish revisits the sites of the battles, using infrared photography to capture them like never before. The Great War, as it came to be known, was the first conflict of it's [...]

Beamish Creates Foreign Fields In New Infrared Light 2018-11-15T09:19:34+00:00

Statue of Unity – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

This week, the world's tallest statue was completed in the Indian state of Gujarat. Four times the size of the Statue of Liberty, the monument serves to commemorate the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel; a key figure in uniting a divided India after the country freed itself from British colonial rule in 1947. Known as [...]

Statue of Unity – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 2018-11-07T10:29:19+00:00

Is Manhattan High-Rise Living Moving Downtown?

Recently there has been a large spike in high-rise buildings in construction in Downtown Manhattan. Long associated with Wall Street and World Trade, is the Financial District becoming the new place to live? We take a look at eight residential buildings in the pipeline... __________________________________________________________________ 125 GREENWICH STREET It appears any addition that Uruguayan architect [...]

Is Manhattan High-Rise Living Moving Downtown? 2018-10-30T14:34:11+00:00

Toward A Concrete Utopia by Valentin Jeck – Brutalism in Yugoslavia

Not only does Valentin Jeck have a fantastic name, but he can also take a rather fantastic photo. In his project Toward A Concrete Utopia, Jeck showcases some of Yugoslavia's Cold War brutalist architecture in effortless style. Jeck has achieved something pretty impressive in this project. His photography has made the forgotten brutalist architecture of [...]

Toward A Concrete Utopia by Valentin Jeck – Brutalism in Yugoslavia 2018-10-24T09:28:58+00:00

Sound Mirrors – Piercarlo Quecchia Profiles England’s Wartime Acoustic Defences

Piercarlo Quecchia, a photographer based in Basel, has profiled the acoustic defence barriers that line the English coast in his project Sound Mirrors. The simplistic way in which a slab of concrete plonked on the coast is able to pick up sound frequencies coming from miles away is what grabbed Quecchia's attention initially as he [...]

Sound Mirrors – Piercarlo Quecchia Profiles England’s Wartime Acoustic Defences 2018-10-18T09:27:22+00:00

Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018

One of our favourite annual awards events has returned with this year's shortlist. Combining architecture and photography, those named in the shortlist are amongst the best in the world at what they do. See who made the cut this year. Entries came from 47 countries, with the overall winner to be announced on 30 November. [...]

Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018 2018-10-10T09:10:29+00:00

Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard

HEKKTA takes a look at Heatherwick's stunning new project in London's King's Cross - Coal Drops Yard. In classic Heatherwick style, he has managed to produce stunning beauty out of a conundrum. For Thomas Heatherwick, King's Cross is home. Having his studio there for the last 17 years, he has grown to know the area [...]

Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard 2018-10-05T13:51:24+00:00

Manchester United Tackling Plastic

Manchester United have revealed their new third kit, which is made purely from plastic taken from the ocean. Not only does the kit look great, but it raises awareness and elevates the prominence of the huge issue that is plastic pollution in our seas. Here at HEKKTA, we are conscious of the environmental issues that [...]

Manchester United Tackling Plastic 2018-09-28T10:37:26+00:00

Open House London

If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests you check out Open House London. Between the 22-23rd, London's finest buildings and houses open their doors to the public. With 800 homes opening their doors, you can explore all the weird and wonderful designs of London houses. Out of the [...]

Open House London 2018-09-21T13:10:17+00:00