Are Windows In Planes On Their Way Out?

A debate was sparked online after Emirates chief outlined his argument for aeroplanes without real windows. Could we be living in the last few years of a real view out of your window, or this is simply an unrealistic vision? HEKKTA investigates. A windowless plane? Could you think of anything more claustrophobic? Well that is [...]

Are Windows In Planes On Their Way Out? 2018-07-21T13:53:09+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Detroit

HEKKTA's Property Portal gives you a bitesize update on all the property & architecture news stories from around the world. This week we focus on some of the developments underway in the city of Detroit, aswell as glancing at this year's RIBA architecture awards. _______________________________________________________________________________ Snøhetta are set to transform the Michigan Central Station in [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Detroit 2018-06-25T08:22:48+00:00

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center

In our weekly property portal, we summarise all the latest stories and news headlines in the world of property & architecture. This week, construction was completed on the new Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, and we also remembered Grenfell a year on from the tradegy that saw 72 people lose their lives. ____________________________________________________________________________ Construction [...]

HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Three World Trade Center 2018-06-18T07:40:35+00:00

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

Wingly – The Airbnb of Aviation

When we first discovered this service, HEKKTA couldn't help thinking how is it not more well known!? Wingly is the Airbnb of aviation; the Uber of the skies! It allows you to connect with pilots around the country to essentially fly you, privately, to your destination. We investigate if all is as simple as it [...]

Wingly – The Airbnb of Aviation 2018-03-01T16:12:26+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 – 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 – 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

Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner

For the last seven years, photographer Peter Ortner has been travalling around the former Soviet Union states such as Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan. However what he shoots may surprise you. Ortner has found some incredible and slightly bizarre pieces of architecture in the form of bus stops and they certainly do not adhere to the [...]

Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00