HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London’s Royal Opera House

This week a huge renovation to London’s Royal Opera House was completed, whilst the first visions of what a hyperloop station might look like were revealed at a HyperSummit.

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Stanton Williams have completed their major renovation of the world famous London Royal Opera House, in which they aimed to open up the auditorium to the public to encourage more people to come into the building and more people to get involved in opera and ballet. Aspects of the renovation include providing more accessible entry, a new cafe was added to the larger foyer that they created and a top floor bar and restaurant was also put in, which will be open to the public all year round.

Royal Opera House Bar

Royal Opera House Bar

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Here at HEKKTA we are very excited about the Hyperloop project currently being worked on by some of the world’s finest inventors and entrepreneurs. On 12 September at a HyperSummit, UNStudio unveiled their design for the project’s first modular concept station in Europe. The stunning design would be rolled out to several major European cities, transporting passengers between cities at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour through semi-vacuum tubes.

Hyperloop - HEKKTA - Royal Opera House

Hyperloop – HEKKTA – Royal Opera House

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The Pritzker Prize-winning American architect Robert Venturi, who pioneered the postmodern movement has died at the age of 93. Have a look of seven of his best projects.

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Hackney are using intelligent methods to lead the way in maintaining high standards for council housing. By talking to the community and cross-subsidising, they are able to create quality residences. By creating blocks of apartments for private sale ranging between £600,000 and £2.95m, they are able to fund quality council housing below.

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New London Architecture’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition has launched for 2019, so if you’ve completed a fantastic extension or renovation of your home…get entering!

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Mark Carney is using scare-mongering tactics to try to get the Government to agree a deal before the UK leaves the EU, stating that a no-deal situation would cause house prices to crash, prompting another financial crisis.

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Marijuana millionaires in Denver, profiting off the recent legalisation of weed, are driving property prices in the city up hugely.

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BIG’s amazing ‘peaks and valleys’ mixed-use complex has gained approval to be built in the Canadian city of Toronto. The King West Street development has taken much inspiration from Canadian-Israeli architect Moshe Safdie’s seminal Habitat 67 in Montreal.

The King West Street development - HEKKTA - Royal Opera House

The King West Street development – HEKKTA – Royal Opera House

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It has emerged that several student buildings dotted around the country are still covered by Grenfell-style cladding. The Government announced that just 8 of these had been fixed, and the solution in fixing or replacing the cladding on the others remains unclear.

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Bates Smart have revealed their idea of building a stadium over the top of Sydney’s Central Station. This follows the increasing trend of new-age stadiums being built in the heart of cities, acting as a cultural centre for the area. The current Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park is being rebuilt, and the architecture firm offered this as a more integrated alternative.

Sydney Central Stadium - HEKKTA - Royal Opera House

Sydney Central Stadium – HEKKTA – Royal Opera House

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Now London only has one home that is valued at under £100,000, and it measures 4.9m by 4.5m and only has one door.

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Take a look around the world’s most expensive property; we’re not convinced it’s worth the price tag.

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Whilst London clocks the largest fall in house prices, North Wales has recorded the fastest rise, with annual growth in property values in the region standing at 5.6% by July.

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