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

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

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

Cranes In The Sky

Skyscraper construction in the Square Mile is booming and as more cranes continuously pop up along the London skyline, we take a look at what our city is set to look like in 2026. Despite all of the Brexageddon talk that London's economy would suffer blows, London's skyline continues to rise. The Square Mile is [...]

Cranes In The Sky 2018-01-09T16:05:12+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Roll On The New Year

HEKKTA looks ahead to the New Year and what exciting property and architecture 2018 is set to gift us with a little reflection on the year just gone aswell. Nationwide stated that house price growth slowed over 2017. Have a look at Dezeen's top 10 conceptual skyscrapers of 2017. (featured image - Stefano Boeri's vertical forests) [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Roll On The New Year 2018-01-09T11:07:57+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Airports

Hitting the headlines this week is the architecture and design of airports. We often spend hours impatiently waiting in these vast terminals, but perhaps with huge firms such as Foster + Partners being contracted to build new terminals, these waits could be a little less painful... Marseille Provence Airport is set to get the 'missing piece' [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Airports 2017-12-28T11:10:21+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

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Green Architecture

Are architects and designers doing enough to ensure our properties are green? We take a look at what projects are developing which seek to enhance our architecture's sustainability, aswell as a quick round-up of the biggest headlines in property and architecture from the past week. Italian architect Stefano Boeri reveals his plans to build a [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Green Architecture 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – South America

In this week's property portal, we're taking a closer look at South America and what activity is going on as well as a round up of all the news in property and architecture. A red pigmented concrete museum building has replaced another museum that was destroyed by an earthquake in Peru. The Museo de Sitio [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – South America 2017-12-28T11:10:24+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