HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Lord’s

A new UK government commission, which aims to protect 'good design', has come under attack by architects; and the designs of the new Lord's stands have been revealed in this week's property and architecture headlines. Read on to find out more. Designs for Lord's new stands have been revealed, created by Wilkinson Eyre. The new [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Lord’s 2018-11-13T11:45:19+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

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Budget

In this week's property portal, we take a look at how the budget will impact UK property, aswell as a round up of all the latest news stories concerning global property & architecture. _______________________________________________________________________ This week, the Budget was announced where the country takes a collective breath in, in preparation for another inevitable squeeze. However, [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Budget 2018-11-05T07:37:36+00:00

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride

Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no frills or faffage, just a simple exhange. Well thanks to The Bella Mossa, that's exactly what the Italian city of Bologna is doing. La Bella Mossa is a new government funded scheme in the northern Italian city of Bologna, which rewards [...]

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride 2018-11-01T11:22:23+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

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Sagrada Familia

Brexit continues to scupper the UK housing market, as the world-famous Sagrada Familia is hit with a hefty fine in this week's new round-up of all things property & architecture. _____________________________________________________ It has emerged that the world-famous Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has been building without a permit for 136 years, and is now required [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Sagrada Familia 2018-10-29T12:16:55+00:00

Toward A Concrete Utopia by Valentin Jeck – Brutalism in Yugoslavia

Not only does Valentin Jeck have a fantastic name, but he can also take a rather fantastic photo. In his project Toward A Concrete Utopia, Jeck showcases some of Yugoslavia's Cold War brutalist architecture in effortless style. Jeck has achieved something pretty impressive in this project. His photography has made the forgotten brutalist architecture of [...]

Toward A Concrete Utopia by Valentin Jeck – Brutalism in Yugoslavia 2018-10-24T09:28:58+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brentford Regeneration

In a slightly quiet week in the world of property & architecture, we take a look at the new regeneration plans for the Greater London area of Brentford, and we also look into Brexit's toll on the property market. ________________________________________________________________________ As London expands outwards, more and more periphery areas are undergoing regenerations, and Brentford appears [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brentford Regeneration 2018-10-22T11:18:37+00:00

Sound Mirrors – Piercarlo Quecchia Profiles England’s Wartime Acoustic Defences

Piercarlo Quecchia, a photographer based in Basel, has profiled the acoustic defence barriers that line the English coast in his project Sound Mirrors. The simplistic way in which a slab of concrete plonked on the coast is able to pick up sound frequencies coming from miles away is what grabbed Quecchia's attention initially as he [...]

Sound Mirrors – Piercarlo Quecchia Profiles England’s Wartime Acoustic Defences 2018-10-18T09:27:22+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bloomberg HQ

This week was a week of awards, as this year's Stirling Prize winner was revealed as Foster + Partners' Bloomberg HQ in London and the winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize was also revealed. Carry on reading to find out the rest of the week's events concerning property & architecture. _______________________________________________________________________________ Foster + [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bloomberg HQ 2018-10-16T08:18:38+00:00