HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences

HEKKTA's Property Portal is back with all the relevant news stories concerning architecture & property, and the big headline this week is the announcement that the BIG-designed Manhattan flood defences have got underway, which will be the city's first proper barrier to rising sea levels and flooding. ____________________________________________________________________________ The first phase of the huge flood [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Manhattan Flood Defences 2018-07-24T07:09:02+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kew Gardens

The opening of the Temperate House in Kew Gardens was the story dominating the headlines this week, as the iconic Victorian glasshouse opened it's doors to the public for the first time in five years. Other news stories include Bjarke Ingels switching allegiances and Kanye West entering the architecture business. Read on to enrich your [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kew Gardens 2018-05-15T11:27:03+00:00

Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution?

Last week researchers from Portsmouth University may have found the answer to the plastic pollution crisis facing our planet, after they accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme. Could this breakthrough mean we start winning the fight against plastic? The breakthrough came when researchers were attempting to alter a naturally occuring bacteria discovered in a Japanese recycling [...]

Could This Discovery Mean The End of Plastic Pollution? 2018-04-24T12:25:15+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kengo Kuma

This week Kengo Kuma & Associates dominate the architecture headlines, unveiling two big projects in the pipeline. Other architecture giants such as Heatherwick Studios have joined them in the papers, announcing new projects in a busy week for property & architecture. Kengo Kuma has unveiled his design for a truly stunning aquatics centre in Copenhagen [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Kengo Kuma 2018-04-16T09:27:08+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Global Architecture

New property & architecture projects are springing up all over the world, so in this week's property portal we'll top up your global architecture knowledge, bringing you all the latest developments from concert halls to airports around the world. There have been four winning designs for London's new Old Street station. Dar Group, EPR Architects, [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Global Architecture 2018-03-26T10:54:56+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – The Rise of The Skyscraper

The rising trend of the skyscraper in cities shows no sign of slowing down, so we bring you up to date with all the biggest projects underway and those nearing completion. The architecture world was also shocked this week by the sexual harrassment claims made towards Richard Meier. Read about all of it here in [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – The Rise of The Skyscraper 2018-03-20T13:25:35+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London

There is a lot of activity buzzing around the capital this week, so we take a look at why London is dominating the headlines and also give you a quick update on all other news stories concerning property & architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects have proposed a plan to pedestrianise London to make a walking between [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London 2018-02-26T09:10:59+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

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels

It's hotels that are hitting the headlines this week so HEKKTA investigates what's new in the world of hospitality, as well as all of the latest news concerning property & architecture. Sat at the bottom of the Svartisen glacier on Norway's Almlifjellet mountain, architecture firm Snøhetta have designed a circular, energy-positive hotel which will produce [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Hotels 2018-02-19T11:54:54+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