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

Cranes In The Sky

Skyscraper construction in the Square Mile is booming and as more cranes continuously pop up along the London skyline, we take a look at what our city is set to look like in 2026. Despite all of the Brexageddon talk that London's economy would suffer blows, London's skyline continues to rise. The Square Mile is [...]

Cranes In The Sky 2018-01-09T16:05:12+00:00

The Copan Strategy

Few images say São Paulo like the Edifício Copan - but the infamous curved tower block in the heart of the city is in need of a make over. HEKKTA dives deeper to find out how the building's administrator has transformed it's fortunes and why he refuses to let it die. The Edifício Copan was [...]

The Copan Strategy 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future

It's coming to the end of the year where we have the chance to take a glance over what 2017 has brought to us, and also what it means for the future. We assess 10 designs that have emerged this year and how they are working towards a more sustainable future. Liuzhou Forest City by [...]

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00

AHEAD Middle East & Africa 2017 Hotel Design Awards

The winners of this year's AHEAD Hotel Design Awards for the Middle East and Africa have been announced and as we enter the middle of winter, it's giving us serious holiday envy. Take a look at some of the stunning designs that are making us double check winter flight prices. The awards celebrate various aspects [...]

AHEAD Middle East & Africa 2017 Hotel Design Awards 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

Hastings Pier – Stirling Prize Winner 2017

London-based architects dRMM have rebuilt and reimagined the Hastings pier, which burnt down in 2010, by salvaging parts of the pier from the fire and working them into a new sleek design. Their work has seen them awarded the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture. When the pier burnt down in 2010, it really hit [...]

Hastings Pier – Stirling Prize Winner 2017 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

iPhone X

HEKKTA takes a look at Apple's latest addition to their range, the iPhone X. We assess it's improvements, it's down-sides and we also try to answer the question everyone asks with Apple products - is it really worth the money? We have to say that we like the look of it and one thing you [...]

iPhone X 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA

Table Tennis. It's always a fun past time and an excellent way to spend a few hours on holiday. However, one thing we dislike is how all the tables look exactly the same, so when we heard that architect Murray Barker and artist Laith McGregor have designed two outdoor table tennis tables from monolithic concrete [...]

Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00