Ripple Retreat Pier Opening

It was a fantastic day for the opening of The Ripple Retreat Pier on Saturday. The pier was Sponsored by the Wooden Spoon and constructed by George Leslie Ltd, a huge thanks to both! We hope the kids really enjoy the new access to the water

Friday Forum at the Fringe #14

With the Fringe on last week Colin decided to do something different for his Friday Forum, and took the team to a show. China Goes Pop, was a dance, and acrobatics show with great music, and lots of impressive stunts.

Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing opened yesterday, so some of our team took to the water to take a look.

Friday Forum #13

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August 25th, 2017
Friday Forum #13

Anthony presented at this weeks Friday Forum, his talk was about his recent experiences travelling to Dubai. Dubai is a fast changing city, and this huge growth is most clear when you examine aerial imagery from 1984 to today. Kettle Collective has worked across Dubai and this talk looked at the location, and development, of some of the these sites. – Anthony Tappe

Friday Forum #12

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August 18th, 2017
Friday Forum #12

This weeks Friday Forum was presented by Emma who gave the team an insight into her Textile Design degree at Heriot Watt University. The Textile Design Degree at Heriot-Watt focused not only on the design of textiles but also the technical background involved in the process of creating fabrics and wallpapers. This insight provides a fantastic base for any designer to allow them to truly understand how these products are constructed for the end-user. The course consisted of three disciplines,…

Friday Forum #11

This weeks Friday Forum was presented by Tony, who gave the team an insight into tips and tricks of presenting. Tony shared some personal experiences of presenting and the do’s and don’ts regardless of the audience. This allowed our team to gain valuable knowledge on the most successful ways of presenting.

Falkirk Wheel architect reveals shipbuilding inspired design for new bridge

The new River Clyde Crossing designed by Kettle Collective has hit the headlines as the plans for the regeneration of the Clyde have been announced. The new bridge, has been featured in a variety of Scottish Newspapers to give the public a flavour of the design. “Internationally-acclaimed Tony Kettle said he hoped the bridge, which forms one of two £90.7 million infrastructure projects that aim to reinvigorate the waterfront and surrounding areas of Glasgow, will act as a symbol of…

Friday Forum #10

This weeks Friday Forum was presented by Andri, who shared her experience from the AA Summer Visiting school 14 workshop that took place in Cyprus. The workshop centred on a hypothetical scenario, refugees are trying to escape a dangerous war, and they look to the sea to provide their escape. The assignment challenged students to create an easy-to-assemble floating structure, with as found materials, that could be dropped by a UN helicopter to support fleeing refugees. The workshop consisted of…

Friday Forum #9

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June 23rd, 2017
Friday Forum #9

Usama presented his talk on a previous project at this weeks Friday Forum. This Friday Forum topic covered the preliminary design stages of a private villa in one of Muscat’s coastal suburbs. The site (30m above sea level and 15m wide by 41.3m long) sits on a rock peninsula facing North West and opens up elevated and uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Oman. Exploiting the site’s geographical position has influenced the building’s design and program arrangement. The design aims…

Real Homes: Compassion Shines at Ripple Retreat

Kettle Collective were delighted to be mentioned in the Scotsman “Real Homes: compassion shines at Ripple Retreat” article To find out more about The Ripple Retreat visit the project page here.

Friday Forum #8

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June 9th, 2017
Friday Forum #8

Lauren presented at this weeks Friday Forum, her talk was about her experiences on a recent trip to Japan. This was a short presentation on a recent visit to Japan. Japan encompasses extremes of landscape, climate, population, contemporary culture and food for a country that is relatively small. From awesome Blade Runner cityscapes, to old Kyoto temples and gardens to the northern city of snowy Sapporo, it has it all. Japan’s cities offer a window into the future in many…

Sailing Off the Coast of St. Petersburg

Sailing off the coast of St. Petersburg. We are thrilled to see the Lakhta Tower taking shape. Find out more about the Lakhta Tower here.   (Video courtesy of Dmitriy via)

The President Barack Obama Dinner

Kettle Collective are looking forward to hosting a table at the President Barack Obama Dinner tonight at the EICC, Edinburgh. The event, hosted by the Hunter Foundation looks to be an inspiring evening for business and philanthropy leaders in Scotland with an address from the 44th President of the United States.

DEWA Solar Innovation Centre wins ArchiCAD Sustainable Project of the Year 2017

Kettle Collective are thrilled to announce that the DEWA Solar Innovation Centre has been awarded the ArchiCAD Sustainable Project of the Year 2017. On the back of winning Middle East Sustainable Project of the Year 2014 and 2016. To find out more about The DEWA Solar Innovation Centre visit the project page here.

Team Visit To The Ripple Retreat

We were delighted to make a team trip to visit the recently opened Ripple Retreat on Friday. It was fantastic to see everything coming together, and to be able to spend time enjoying the unreal views, and tranquility of the surrounding landscape. We are immensely proud of this project at Kettle Collective, and the difference we believe it is going to make to families lives. We hope that this special retreat will provide the space, quiet, and fun needed for…

Official Opening of the Ripple Retreat

The Ripple Retreat is a purpose built sanctuary for children and families affected by cancer. On Friday the 12th of May, Tony Kettle, Colin Bone, and Cathal Morgan attended the Official Opening of the Ripple Retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher. Present at the opening was Lorraine Kelly, who cut the ribbon and formally opened the retreat for It’s Good 2 Give. Among those present were supporters, donors and contributors, including Grant Stott who gathered together to celebrate the…

Friday Forum #7

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May 12th, 2017
Friday Forum #7

We were extremely excited this week to have Andrew Mackenzie come into our Edinburgh studios as part of our Friday Forum series. Andrew Mackenzie is a Scottish painter and printmaker. He graduated with an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993, and lives and works in the Scottish Borders. His work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and is represented in many collections. He is currently president of Visual Arts Scotland. “I’ll provide some background to my…

Friday Forum #6

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May 9th, 2017
Friday Forum #6

This week Will presented his talk on “Part III is easy”. In order to become an architect, it is necessary to pass the RIBA’s Parts I, II & III, the latter of these being a part-time degree whilst in the work place. This presentation was aimed at describing the criteria for becoming a Part III architect, the methods of assessment, and how this relates to our work. The RIBA’s qualifications are based upon the UK framework, and although much of…

Lord Provost Visit To Our Edinburgh Studio

Kettle Collective were pleased to welcome the Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh to our studios yesterday to meet the team, and view some of our current projects. Then Tony Kettle and Colin Bone took the Lord Provost out onto George Street to fly the Kettle Collective drone…

Friday Forum #5

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April 14th, 2017
Friday Forum #5

This week Celine presented a thoroughly interesting talk on “Mathematics In The History Of Architecture”. Mathematics have been linked to architecture throughout the centuries, starting in Ancient Egypt where geometry was the key element for the pyramids’ builders. When looking at architecture before the 20th century, one can realise that there used to be a dialectic between architecture in relation to the Divine and architecture in relation to the Human Being. Mathematics have played a role in both cases, either…