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

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

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum?

New research has discovered that combining nano platelets, taken from waste vegetables, with cement can actually create far stronger concrete - even stronger than graphene. Not only can it achieve stronger material, but it is a far cheaper method and is also vastly better for the environment. So could carrots really be the answer? Researchers [...]

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum? 2018-08-17T13:28:13+00:00

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder

As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting Greece. Wildfires have been sweeping through towns east of Athens and thousands of families have had to evacuate their homes. Similar fires have been breaking out across the globe, and these pictures capture the sheer size of the blazes and might [...]

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder 2018-07-27T06:26:32+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

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

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

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

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