The Architecture Inside The Secretive Land of North Korea

In an exclusive visit to the most guarded nation in the world, North Korea, Oliver Wainwright was able to take a glimpse of the alien land with his own eyes. In his book Pastel Dreams, he documents the architecture of North Korea, noting whilst it's easy to be charmed by the "lavish wonder-worlds of marble and [...]

The Architecture Inside The Secretive Land of North Korea 2018-07-03T14:44:18+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – WAF World Building of The Year

This week a few of the big stories in property & architecture include a huge development plan for East London's Royal Docks getting the green light to go ahead and also the shortlist for the WAF World Building of The Year 2018 being announced. ____________________________________________________________________________ The World Architecture Festival's (WAF) World Building of The Year [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – WAF World Building of The Year 2018-07-02T07:56:25+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Detroit

HEKKTA's Property Portal gives you a bitesize update on all the property & architecture news stories from around the world. This week we focus on some of the developments underway in the city of Detroit, aswell as glancing at this year's RIBA architecture awards. _______________________________________________________________________________ Snøhetta are set to transform the Michigan Central Station in [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Detroit 2018-06-25T08:22:48+00:00

Beat Positive – Capturing The Birth Of Hip Hop

Beat Positive is an exhibition which documents the early days of hip hop. Photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio went to New York in 1982 to document this new music scene bubbling in America. Working for music publications like NME, they gained inside access to what would become a music and cultural phenomenon that took [...]

Beat Positive – Capturing The Birth Of Hip Hop 2018-06-21T06:47:24+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center

In our weekly property portal, we summarise all the latest stories and news headlines in the world of property & architecture. This week, construction was completed on the new Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, and we also remembered Grenfell a year on from the tradegy that saw 72 people lose their lives. ____________________________________________________________________________ Construction [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center 2018-06-18T07:40:35+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Heathrow

Government approval of Heathrow's third runway is the big news to hit the headlines this week, aswell as bumps in the road for the Battersea Power Station development. Read on to get right up to date with all the latest in the world of property & architecture. The long debate over London's airport problem has [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Heathrow 2018-06-13T10:04:19+00:00

London Festival of Architecture 2018

The London Festival of Architecture has returned, and the month long celebration of all things do with architecture follows the theme of identity this year. London's annual festival is now the biggest in Europe, hosting 400 events, talks, walks, open studios, films and installations. So HEKKTA pick out a few key features in this year's [...]

London Festival of Architecture 2018 2018-06-07T08:05:58+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Venice Architecture Biennale

The Venice Architecture Biennale kicked off this week, so we take a look at the highlights so far - aswell as bringing you the latest news in the world of property & architecture. ______________________________________________________________ Patrik Schumacher has launched an attack on the curators of the national pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, which he claims [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Venice Architecture Biennale 2018-06-04T07:26:21+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Travel

HEKKTA investigates some big announcements concerning travel and transport, and how that will affect property in the UK. We also bring you the latest news stories in property & architecture, from the Venice Architecture Biennale to the predicted drone boom. ________________________________________________________________________________ A joint venture between France’s Keolis and Spanish-owned Amey has won the franchise to [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Travel 2018-05-29T10:15:55+00:00