L’Art du Ski

Some of you lucky sods will have had the joys of skiing this winter, whether it be on the slopes of France, Switzerland or Austria. The hot sun beating down on the mountains as you dash past the terrified first-timers doing pizza plough, wobbling precariously on their limbs. But what was it like to ski [...]

L’Art du Ski 2019-02-06T12:14:04+00:00

HEKKTA’s Hot Projects of 2019

Ah yes. Another year done and dusted in the world of property, design & architecture; but what does 2019 have in store? We take a look at the five projects we are most excited to see completed in the new year. _______________________________________________________________________ Kistefos Museum Bjarke Ingels and the BIG architecture company have long been known [...]

HEKKTA’s Hot Projects of 2019 2019-02-06T12:14:04+00:00

One Hundred East Fifty Third – A Tour Inside Luxury

HEKKTA takes a walking tour inside Foster + Partners' new skinny skyscraper in the towering metropolis of New York. Luxury on luxury, this insight into premier New York real estate is sure to leave you ridden with envy. Ah, New York. The bright, dazzling lights and the incessant hustle and bustle of the city is [...]

One Hundred East Fifty Third – A Tour Inside Luxury 2018-12-07T08:37:31+00:00

The Big Arse Toilet

Architecture firm Spark have launched their new Big Arse Toilet, to coincide with World Toilet day, that are able to generate electricity from human waste to provide power to remote Indian villages and also help with the rising issue of sanitation within the region. The architecture firm created the toilet in order to help the [...]

The Big Arse Toilet 2018-12-05T17:39:43+00:00

Could Photovoltaic Solar Facades Be The Future?

A new photovoltaic hybrid material has been developed which would allow the entire surface area of of buildings to capture and convert solar energy, and HEKKTA believes that very soon it will be everywhere. Weighing less than five percent of your average solar panel, this new material is making big leaps in green energy development. [...]

Could Photovoltaic Solar Facades Be The Future? 2018-11-29T16:44:25+00:00

The Tulip

Architecture giant Foster + Partners have proposed a new skyscraper/viewing tower, which would be the tallest in the City of London - The Tulip. Featuring sky bridges, rotating gondolas and a 'classroom in the sky', it would surely be the most unique super-tall building piercing the London skies. Sat right next to the infamous Foster [...]

The Tulip 2018-11-22T10:30:52+00:00

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