Could Photovoltaic Solar Facades Be The Future?

A new photovoltaic hybrid material has been developed which would allow the entire surface area of of buildings to capture and convert solar energy, and HEKKTA believes that very soon it will be everywhere. Weighing less than five percent of your average solar panel, this new material is making big leaps in green energy development. [...]

Could Photovoltaic Solar Facades Be The Future? 2018-11-29T16:44:25+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

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

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro

An architecture graduate has come up with a proposal to build a seed vault on the western slope of Kilimanjaro. Imagining Tanzania in a post-apocalyptic scenario, he explains how the seed vault could be crucial in maintaining Africa's vital agricultural sector. Architecture can take hundreds of forms, but architecture designed to save human life in [...]

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro 2018-09-05T05:45:16+00:00

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder

As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting Greece. Wildfires have been sweeping through towns east of Athens and thousands of families have had to evacuate their homes. Similar fires have been breaking out across the globe, and these pictures capture the sheer size of the blazes and might [...]

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder 2018-07-27T06:26:32+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences

HEKKTA's Property Portal is back with all the relevant news stories concerning architecture & property, and the big headline this week is the announcement that the BIG-designed Manhattan flood defences have got underway, which will be the city's first proper barrier to rising sea levels and flooding. ____________________________________________________________________________ The first phase of the huge flood [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences 2018-07-24T07:09:02+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Social Housing

This week HEKKTA takes a look at a few social housing projects in America hoping to help out those most vulnerable, aswell as summarising all the past week's property & architecture headlines. ___________________________________________________________________________ American studio Process Architecture are trying to do their bit for the millions of lives that have been destroyed by the heroin [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Social Housing 2018-07-16T10:31:08+00:00

Gothenburg Cable Car

The Swedish town of Gothenburg are set to get a new three kilometre cable car stretching across the city. Intelligent design and smart thinking have allowed it to work in harmony with it's environment, rather than affecting it. Designed by Dutch firm UNStudio, the cable car has had a lot of thought go into and it's [...]

Gothenburg Cable Car 2018-02-21T10:01:51+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels

It's hotels that are hitting the headlines this week so HEKKTA investigates what's new in the world of hospitality, as well as all of the latest news concerning property & architecture. Sat at the bottom of the Svartisen glacier on Norway's Almlifjellet mountain, architecture firm Snøhetta have designed a circular, energy-positive hotel which will produce [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels 2018-02-19T11:54:54+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Carillion Collapse

The news surrounding the property world right now is the collapse of Carillion. The construction giant's financial troubles eventually overwhelmed it - we look into how this happened and what it will mean for the property market. We also sum up all the exciting headlines elsewhere in property news. A mounting £1.5bn debt has forced [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Carillion Collapse 2018-01-26T11:03:46+00:00