Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution?

Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic pollution crisis facing our planet, after they accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme. Could this breakthrough mean we start winning the fight against plastic? The breakthrough came when researchers were attempting to alter a naturally occuring bacteria discovered in a Japanese recycling [...]

Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution? 2018-04-24T12:25:15+00:00

World Press Photo Contest 2018

The winners of this year's World Press Photo Contest have been announced and the victorious shots are simply stunning. A picture can so often say a million words and that is certainly true with these incredible but equally heartbreaking shots. We are quite taken aback with these pictures, not only because of the story that [...]

World Press Photo Contest 2018 2018-04-21T15:40:54+00:00

Afrofuturism

The success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther has shone a light onto African design and architecture in a movement called Afrofuturism. It combines traditional African culture and with more contemporary themes like technology and science fiction, changing the world's perception of Africa as a force in design and fashion. African designers expressed their delight at [...]

Afrofuturism 2018-04-14T12:51:04+00:00

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