HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bloomberg HQ

This week was a week of awards, as this year's Stirling Prize winner was revealed as Foster + Partners' Bloomberg HQ in London and the winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize was also revealed. Carry on reading to find out the rest of the week's events concerning property & architecture. _______________________________________________________________________________ Foster + [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bloomberg HQ 2018-10-16T08:18:38+00:00

Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018

One of our favourite annual awards events has returned with this year's shortlist. Combining architecture and photography, those named in the shortlist are amongst the best in the world at what they do. See who made the cut this year. Entries came from 47 countries, with the overall winner to be announced on 30 November. [...]

Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018 2018-10-10T09:10:29+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Amazon

Brexit weariness continues to dull the UK property market, as May continues to dance around answering the proper questions surrounding the UK leaving the EU, and Amazon make a bold move stepping into the world of property. _______________________________________________________________ Amazon has invested a lot of money into Californian prefab home company Plant Prefab, who use a [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Amazon 2018-10-08T12:54:43+00:00

Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard

HEKKTA takes a look at Heatherwick's stunning new project in London's King's Cross - Coal Drops Yard. In classic Heatherwick style, he has managed to produce stunning beauty out of a conundrum. For Thomas Heatherwick, King's Cross is home. Having his studio there for the last 17 years, he has grown to know the area [...]

Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard 2018-10-05T13:51:24+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brooklyn Navy Yard

It's a slight mixture of good and bad news this week, with several huge projects breaking new ground, such as the new Brooklyn Navy Yard, but also several buildings facing demolition and closure from council battles and structural issues. Read on to find out what you might have missed from last week in the world [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brooklyn Navy Yard 2018-10-01T12:43:21+00:00

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. ________________________________________________________________________ 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 [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London’s Royal Opera House 2018-09-24T10:33:58+00:00

Open House London

If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests you check out Open House London. Between the 22-23rd, London's finest buildings and houses open their doors to the public. With 800 homes opening their doors, you can explore all the weird and wonderful designs of London houses. Out of the [...]

Open House London 2018-09-21T13:10:17+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – V&A

The biggest news from the last week in the world of property & architecture is the completion of Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, making it Scotland's first design museum. ______________________________________________________________________ Kengo Kuma's stunning V&A museum in Dundee has been completed. Opening on the 15th September, the Japanese architect has designed a beautiful 'cliff-like' structure, which becomes [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – V&A 2018-09-18T10:11:24+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bergen Colosseum

As the summer draws to a close, we enjoyed quite a quiet week in the property world. A new colosseum project in Bergen by 3XN was announced, as well as the UK's worst building being crowned. ___________________________________________________________________________ Extraordinary images reveal the first glimpse at 3XN's new modern-day colosseum for the Norwegian city of Bergen. Built [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Bergen Colosseum 2018-09-10T05:31:08+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