HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Will Alsop

Architect Will Alsop has passed away this week at the age of 70, and architects from all over the world are paying their respects to the man and paying trubite to his creativity and expression. Sadiq Khan has also pledged to build 10,000 more council homes, whilst May agrees to pay for the removal of [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Will Alsop 2018-05-21T07:40:41+00:00

Your Future Home – A Shipping Container?

As the world population grows and the world's resources continue to deplete, architects are having to reimagine how people can exist - and they are turning to the humble shipping container. HEKKTA investigates if this growing trend is just smart design, or whether shipping containers can be a viable solution. You might be thinking - [...]

Your Future Home – A Shipping Container? 2018-05-17T12:44:40+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kew Gardens

The opening of the Temperate House in Kew Gardens was the story dominating the headlines this week, as the iconic Victorian glasshouse opened it's doors to the public for the first time in five years. Other news stories include Bjarke Ingels switching allegiances and Kanye West entering the architecture business. Read on to enrich your [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kew Gardens 2018-05-15T11:27:03+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels

It's been a busy week in the world of property & architecture, and an especially busy week for hotels with many new, quirky projects in construction around the globe. So HEKKTA has a closer look into new hospitality projects in the pipeline, aswell as rounding up all the biggest headlines. Engineering firm WSP's new in-house [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels 2018-05-07T10:42:48+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Skyscraper Projects

A series of new skyscraper projects have been announced this week by some big architecture firms around the globe, aswell as some landmark developments nearing completion. There are also a flurry of huge development schemes set for construction around the UK. Architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have announced their plans to build Chicago's second [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Skyscraper Projects 2018-04-30T12:15:31+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kengo Kuma

This week Kengo Kuma & Associates dominate the architecture headlines, unveiling two big projects in the pipeline. Other architecture giants such as Heatherwick Studios have joined them in the papers, announcing new projects in a busy week for property & architecture. Kengo Kuma has unveiled his design for a truly stunning aquatics centre in Copenhagen [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kengo Kuma 2018-04-16T09:27:08+00:00


The success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther has shone a light onto African design and architecture in a movement called Afrofuturism. It combines traditional African culture and with more contemporary themes like technology and science fiction, changing the world's perception of Africa as a force in design and fashion. African designers expressed their delight at [...]

Afrofuturism 2018-04-14T12:51:04+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – MSG Sphere London

Venue experts Populous are dominating the headlines this week as the firm unveils new visuals for the MSG Sphere London in Stratford as well as announcing their plan to build North America's first eSports stadium in Texas. Other stories in the news include further light being shed on the gender pay gap scandal as more [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – MSG Sphere London 2018-04-09T10:39:27+00:00

AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 – Asia

The AHEAD Awards are back and this time, we're in Asia. All the best hotels built between October 2016 and September 2017 will be judged over a variety of different categories, and as a continent renowned for it's impeccable hospitality, the competition was certainly tight. However the Asian hotel of the year was not what [...]

AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 – Asia 2018-04-05T13:51:24+00:00

The Making of Wes Anderson’s New Film Isle of Dogs

Shot in Three Mills Studios in East London, Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs brings metabolist architecture to the big screen, showcasing the works of Kengo Tanze in a furry dystopian future. HEKKTA got a little excited when we heard there was a new old-school animation film hitting the big screen, and even more [...]

The Making of Wes Anderson’s New Film Isle of Dogs 2018-04-01T10:51:56+00:00