The Tulip

Architecture giant Foster + Partners have proposed a new skyscraper/viewing tower, which would be the tallest in the City of London - The Tulip. Featuring sky bridges, rotating gondolas and a 'classroom in the sky', it would surely be the most unique super-tall building piercing the London skies. Sat right next to the infamous Foster [...]

The Tulip 2018-11-22T10:30:52+00:00

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride

Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no frills or faffage, just a simple exhange. Well thanks to The Bella Mossa, that's exactly what the Italian city of Bologna is doing. La Bella Mossa is a new government funded scheme in the northern Italian city of Bologna, which rewards [...]

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride 2018-11-01T11:22:23+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brentford Regeneration

In a slightly quiet week in the world of property & architecture, we take a look at the new regeneration plans for the Greater London area of Brentford, and we also look into Brexit's toll on the property market. ________________________________________________________________________ As London expands outwards, more and more periphery areas are undergoing regenerations, and Brentford appears [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Brentford Regeneration 2018-10-22T11:18:37+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 – 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 – New York Hudson Yards Protest

Fill yourself in after the Bank Holiday weekend with all the latest news concerning property & architecture with HEKKTA's tidy bulletin. ________________________________________________________________________________ A huge protest was held on Park Avenue in New York by unionised construction workers after it was revealed that Related Companies will be using non-union workers for the next phase of the [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – New York Hudson Yards Protest 2018-08-28T12:57:26+00:00

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival

This weekend millions will fill the streets for Notting Hill Carnival, the annual celebration of Carribean culture created to foster integration and unity. HEKKTA delves into why Carnival was brought to London, how it was born and how it has evolved through the years. Carnival has become the largest street party in Europe, and as [...]

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival 2018-08-21T14:20:03+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London Bridge Station

Get yourself up to date with HEKKTA's Property Portal, summarising all the past week's biggest news stories. The completion of the London Bridge Station refurbishment and the announcement of some big projects are just a few stories in the headlines this week. The £1 billion refurbishment of London Bridge Station has been completed. London Bridge, [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – London Bridge Station 2018-08-14T09:43:56+00:00