HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Taipei

Taipei dominates the headlines this week in the property & architecture world, with news of MVRDV's Times Square for Taiwan, and the architecture world braces for the results of Brexit on the industry. _______________________________________________________________________ Architecture firm MVRDV have released their plans to create Taiwan's Times Square in the city of Taipei. The twin towers made [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Taipei 2019-01-14T13:01:49+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Feyenoord Stadium

As 2018 comes to a close and the new year rolls in, HEKKTA brings you our property portal which has a look back at the year just gone, aswell as looking ahead to what lies in store for the architecture and property world. ___________________________________________________________________ OMA unveil their plans for a new stadium for Dutch football [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Feyenoord Stadium 2018-12-31T11:48:12+00:00

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

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 – New York Hudson Yards Protest

Fill yourself in after the Bank Holiday weekend with all the latest news concerning property & architecture with HEKKTA's tidy bulletin. ________________________________________________________________________________ A huge protest was held on Park Avenue in New York by unionised construction workers after it was revealed that Related Companies will be using non-union workers for the next phase of the [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – New York Hudson Yards Protest 2018-08-28T12:57:26+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Genoa Bridge Collapse

Property & architecture headlines this week were dominated by the bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa, which claimed 43 lives and has triggered a whole investigation into the safety of other bridges in the country. Other news stories include New Zealand's ban on foreign property ownership and an increasing situation in the Hong [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Genoa Bridge Collapse 2018-08-20T07:29:30+00:00

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum?

New research has discovered that combining nano platelets, taken from waste vegetables, with cement can actually create far stronger concrete - even stronger than graphene. Not only can it achieve stronger material, but it is a far cheaper method and is also vastly better for the environment. So could carrots really be the answer? Researchers [...]

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum? 2018-08-17T13:28:13+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Chinese Property

HEKKTA takes a closer look at what's happening in the Chinese property market, aswell as bringing you all the latest property & architecture news stories from around the world. ____________________________________________________________________________ A set of twin skyscrapers have been completed in Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners designed the buildings, with the 284-metre [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Chinese Property 2018-08-06T09:04:42+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – WAF World Building of The Year

This week a few of the big stories in property & architecture include a huge development plan for East London's Royal Docks getting the green light to go ahead and also the shortlist for the WAF World Building of The Year 2018 being announced. ____________________________________________________________________________ The World Architecture Festival's (WAF) World Building of The Year [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – WAF World Building of The Year 2018-07-02T07:56:25+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center

In our weekly property portal, we summarise all the latest stories and news headlines in the world of property & architecture. This week, construction was completed on the new Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, and we also remembered Grenfell a year on from the tradegy that saw 72 people lose their lives. ____________________________________________________________________________ Construction [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center 2018-06-18T07:40:35+00:00