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

2018 World Cup Kits

The 2018 Football World Cup in Russia is nearly upon us. The first reminder that the tournament is just around the corner is the unveiling of each team's kits and we must say, at first glance, there are some absolute storming strips this year. As football fans around the world are gearing up for another [...]

2018 World Cup Kits 2018-03-29T07:20:38+00:00

Twin Palms – Frank Sinatra’s Mecca

Architect E Stewart Williams created one of the iconic modernist houses of Palm Springs for music legend Frank Sinatra. It became his home for many years to come and to mark California city's Modernism Week, HEKKTA takes a tour around the famous Twin Palms. Funny to think that Frank Sinatra initially requested a grand Georgian [...]

Twin Palms – Frank Sinatra’s Mecca 2018-03-03T17:15:13+00:00

Gothenburg Cable Car

The Swedish town of Gothenburg are set to get a new three kilometre cable car stretching across the city. Intelligent design and smart thinking have allowed it to work in harmony with it's environment, rather than affecting it. Designed by Dutch firm UNStudio, the cable car has had a lot of thought go into and it's [...]

Gothenburg Cable Car 2018-02-21T10:01:51+00:00

Architecture of the Underground

As Londoners we all know the incredible feats of engineering and architecture that went into designing the underground. But how often, while scampering from tube to tube in rush hour do we stop and look at the design of the stations? Will Scott's fantastic photo series Architecture of the Underground suggests we should do it [...]

Architecture of the Underground 2018-02-15T12:01:34+00:00

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir

Ever wondered what the world could look like in a hundred years? Well Australian photographer Tom Blachford has made that much easier using clever photography to create futuristic looking imagery of Tokyo's metabolist buildings that fool the observer in his latest project Nihon Noir. This is the second time we've come across a brilliant piece [...]

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir 2018-02-06T12:17:24+00:00

We Had Boris Bikes – Now Boris Wants A Bridge!

Boris has revealed that he wants to build a bridge between Britain and France. The irony is quite staggering - building physical bridges while burning down political ones. But is this realistic? Could the wonders of the Channel Tunnel become obsolete? The bridge, if built, would have to cover the length of the 22-mile crossing [...]

We Had Boris Bikes – Now Boris Wants A Bridge! 2018-01-30T14:22:51+00:00

Five Projects We Are Getting Excited About

2017 seemed to be the year of the skyscraper, but what will this year bring us? We give our top five projects we can't wait to see finished by the end of the year and why we believe they are special... Coal Drops Yard - Thomas Heatherwick Finally on the of the UK's finest architects [...]

Five Projects We Are Getting Excited About 2018-01-23T16:03:08+00:00