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

We Had Boris Bikes – Now Boris Wants A Bridge!

Boris has revealed that he wants to build a bridge between Britain and France. The irony is quite staggering - building physical bridges while burning down political ones. But is this realistic? Could the wonders of the Channel Tunnel become obsolete? The bridge, if built, would have to cover the length of the 22-mile crossing [...]

We Had Boris Bikes – Now Boris Wants A Bridge! 2018-01-30T14:22:51+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

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have revealed their plans for a cheesegrater lookalike building, just next door. It will be at 100 Leadenhall Street standing at 263 metres, which is 38 metres higher than it's neighbour. It will be largely offices and shopping space and SOM have said they will learn from others mistakes so that [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

Architecture & The Olympics

So many brilliant sporting moments have occurred at the Olympics. Usain Bolt's triple triple at the Rio Olympics last year, the Super Saturday at London 2012 and Jesse Owens' incredible stand against racism with his four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But all these amazing moments were made more powerful by the venue [...]

Architecture & The Olympics 2017-12-28T11:10:25+00:00

Nara Dreamland Captured by Photographer Romain Veillon

Photographer Romain Veillon has captured Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan, in these eerie pictures of the once popular destination. His photos highlight how nature has taken over the park with weeds growing through the concrete and huge bushes engulfing the large rollercoasters. Veillon managed to get these extraordinary pictures before the park [...]

Nara Dreamland Captured by Photographer Romain Veillon 2017-12-28T11:10:25+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Greenwich Peninsula

A massive £1bn development in Greenwich Peninsula has been announced this week, which is on everyone's lips in the world of property and architecture. Many more investments into the capital have been revealed in property news also, so we get your right up to date with the latest headlines with a handy news round-up. A [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Greenwich Peninsula 2017-12-28T11:10:25+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Shanghai

With Chinese property experiencing a bit of a boom as of late, we take a closer look at what activity is occurring in the property world in one of China's biggest cities, Shanghai. We also have searched around the property and architecture world to bring you up to date with all the biggest news headlines. [...]

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

A Smog Eating Skyscraper by Arconic

Arconic, a materials science company, have released plans for a 3 mile high skyscraper, which eats smog. As unfeasible as this sounds, the technology has either already been made or is close to being finished. If completed, this really would be a massive step forward in environmental-conscious design and we are very excited about it. [...]

A Smog Eating Skyscraper by Arconic 2017-12-28T11:10:29+00:00