Architecture of the Underground

As Londoners we all know the incredible feats of engineering and architecture that went into designing the underground. But how often, while scampering from tube to tube in rush hour do we stop and look at the design of the stations? Will Scott's fantastic photo series Architecture of the Underground suggests we should do it [...]

Architecture of the Underground 2018-02-15T12:01:34+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

The Winter Olympics are back and this year they are being hosted by South Korea in Pyeongchang so we thought we'd get involved by seeing what architecture and design is on show at the sporting spectacle. We also give our trusty round up of all the latest news headlines in the world of property and [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 2018-02-12T10:05:02+00:00

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir

Ever wondered what the world could look like in a hundred years? Well Australian photographer Tom Blachford has made that much easier using clever photography to create futuristic looking imagery of Tokyo's metabolist buildings that fool the observer in his latest project Nihon Noir. This is the second time we've come across a brilliant piece [...]

Blachford Turns Reality Into Fantasy In Nihon Noir 2018-02-06T12:17:24+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Awards

HEKKTA focuses on the awards given out to those in fields of property and architecture in this week's property portal - the shortlists, winners and losers...it's all here! David Adjaye's African American history museum in Washington DC has been named as Design of the Year in the Beazley Designs of the Year for 2017. Judges [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Awards 2018-02-02T09:03:06+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

Five Projects We Are Getting Excited About

2017 seemed to be the year of the skyscraper, but what will this year bring us? We give our top five projects we can't wait to see finished by the end of the year and why we believe they are special... Coal Drops Yard - Thomas Heatherwick Finally on the of the UK's finest architects [...]

Five Projects We Are Getting Excited About 2018-01-23T16:03:08+00:00

1970s Glamour – The Stars in Transit

Imagine if we could all travel like the stars in the glitz and glamour of the 70s? We all know the feeling of hopelessly waiting in an airport queue while you trudge forward one step every five minutes while a dreary voice comes over a microphone speaking of all the several delays, one of which [...]

1970s Glamour – The Stars in Transit 2018-01-03T16:18:26+00:00

The Copan Strategy

Few images say São Paulo like the Edifício Copan - but the infamous curved tower block in the heart of the city is in need of a make over. HEKKTA dives deeper to find out how the building's administrator has transformed it's fortunes and why he refuses to let it die. The Edifício Copan was [...]

The Copan Strategy 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future

It's coming to the end of the year where we have the chance to take a glance over what 2017 has brought to us, and also what it means for the future. We assess 10 designs that have emerged this year and how they are working towards a more sustainable future. Liuzhou Forest City by [...]

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Airports

Hitting the headlines this week is the architecture and design of airports. We often spend hours impatiently waiting in these vast terminals, but perhaps with huge firms such as Foster + Partners being contracted to build new terminals, these waits could be a little less painful... Marseille Provence Airport is set to get the 'missing piece' [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Airports 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00