Hyperloop Set To Revolutionise Freight Transport

Foster + Partners, in association with DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One, have unveiled their vision for the future of freight transport. Using the new hyperloop technology, they will incorporate the high-speed autonomous vehicles into ports across the world, enabling the shipping of goods to travel at the speed of flight for the cost of [...]

Hyperloop Set To Revolutionise Freight Transport 2018-05-10T11:29:28+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels

It's been a busy week in the world of property & architecture, and an especially busy week for hotels with many new, quirky projects in construction around the globe. So HEKKTA has a closer look into new hospitality projects in the pipeline, aswell as rounding up all the biggest headlines. Engineering firm WSP's new in-house [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels 2018-05-07T10:42:48+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Skyscraper Projects

A series of new skyscraper projects have been announced this week by some big architecture firms around the globe, aswell as some landmark developments nearing completion. There are also a flurry of huge development schemes set for construction around the UK. Architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have announced their plans to build Chicago's second [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Skyscraper Projects 2018-04-30T12:15:31+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Robots!

In this week's property portal we look at how robots and digital construction is proving it's place in architecture and design, as well as rounding up all of the most important news stories from around the globe. Robots could well be the future of timber construction as researchers at ETH Zurich have pioneered a new [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Robots! 2018-04-23T08:21:58+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Conversions

Two of London's landmark buildings, which underwent conversions, have been finished this week so we take a look at how architects have given the buildings a new lease of life. In other headlines, the British government probes deeper into Russian money laundering through UK property. Conran and Partners have restored and converted Richard Seifert's celebrated Centre [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Conversions 2018-04-03T11:51:10+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Women In Architecture

To mark International Women's Day, HEKKTA thought we'd centre this week's property portal around women in property & architecture. In the midst of the gender pay gap scandal right at the top of the craft and also all the Hollywood unearthing, now is a more important time than ever to focus on equality and respect [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Women In Architecture 2018-03-08T13:45:51+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

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