HEKKTA’s Property Portal – BANKSY

A host of global architecture firms announce new projects in a week where Banksy caused a stir in the capital. Read on to find out more.

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Banksy’s art and it’s random, spontaneous nature has come to the capital in a completely new form. Opening up a pop-up installation in Croydon, the infamous artist in selling a new line of merchandise, with items on sale for as little as £10. The shop titled Gross Domestic Product will have Stormzy’s stabproof vest worn at Glastonbury on display aswell. However, the artist created the shop out of necessity, due to legal rights over maintaining his name. Nonetheless, now you can acquire your own piece of Banksy for the price of two pints of lager!

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Foster + Partners have designed a domed winery for the historic commune Saint-Émilion in France. Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Dôme blends effortlessly into it’s surroundings, whilst also providing state of the art wine making facilities and a bar inside the dome.

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BIG have revealed their work on a surreal housing complex in Toronto, covered in plants and complete with private greenhouses, tea rooms and Nordic-inspired details. A far cry from it’s surrounding architecture, the mixed-use King complex will contain eight stunning penthouses overlooking the city, in a “boxilated landscape” .

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The 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture has been awarded to Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, making them the first all-women pair to win the award.

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OMA reveal their design for a new hotel slash department store for the Austrian capital of Vienna. A nod to the past, the building will be covered in rooftop gardens open to the public, providing excellent views of the city. The Link will be built adjacent to Vienna’s cultural Museums Quartier on the Mariahilferstraße, one of the capital’s main streets.

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Brexit continues to slow the market down, with house price growth almost at a standstill.

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The Government has pledged £2.7bn to publicly fund six new large hospital projects by 2025, aswell as money to existing hospitals to help alleviate some of the current strains.

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Spain is experiencing a major property boom at the moment, with five key cities enjoying strong periods of growth. Prime property values in Madrid increased by 9.7%, with Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga and Palma all performing strongly.

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The vast, new development scheme in Canada Water has been given the go ahead, which will see £3bn worth of investment pumped into the area. Taking 15 years to deliver, the mixed-use scheme will provide 3,000 new homes and enough workspace to accomodate around 20,000 jobs, with these figures set to increase as the scheme progresses onto the next stages.

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The KPF designed CITIC Tower in Beijing has opened it’s doors for the first time, becoming the city’s tallest.

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Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects, including a past president, have signed a letter calling for prime minister Boris Johnson’s honorary fellowship to be taken away for breaking their ‘code’.

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An up and coming London architecture studio, Gruff Architects, has been named among the winners of the Archiboo Web Awards 2019, which spotlight the best websites belonging to architects and architecture companies, sitting next to some of the biggest names in the field. Are they becoming one to watch?

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Number of new homes has hit an 11-year high, with over 170,000 new homes built for the year ending June 2019.

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A large, concrete library has been completed on NY’s Long Island, designed by Steven Holl Architects with incredible views of Manhattan through irregular windows.

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