Solar Innovation Centre Construction

Kettle Collective visited the construction site of the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai where progress has begun. Our site picture shows the ground floor lobby and reception from the drop off area under canopy which is currently under construction. The Solar Innovation Centre is an award winning design by Kettle Collective, focusing on sustainable development in the region. To find out more about the Solar Innovation Centre visit our project page here.  

Say Hello to Kettle Collective’s New Dubai Studio

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Dubai Studio in the Dubai Design District, d3. The new studio has amazing views, including the Burj Khalfia and puts us in the heart of the design community in Dubai. Our Dubai team were thrilled to get into the studio and get set up.  

Notebook Competition

We had an exciting internal competition to sketch a design to be used for our new Kettle Collective notebooks. Tony and Colin judged the competition and decided that the winning sketch was created by William Picken. Second place went to Sara Cruz and third place to Roman Gorshkov. We can’t wait to see the final notebooks once they arrive.  

Ripple Retreat Site Visit

Our team were excited to take a group trip up to the Ripple Retreat site on Loch Venachar to see the progress of the build and how the building has progressed since the windows have been installed. For many of the team it was their first trip up to the site so it was great for them to finally see the site and experience the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. It was exciting to see the interior begin to take…

Kettle Collective Stationery

We received an exciting delivery of our new Kettle Collective Stationery last week. It was created by our in-house graphic design team, and focused on a range of business cards, envelopes and compliment slips to add along side our Kettle Collective USB sticks and rulers. The designs use a combination of deboss and foil to create a simple yet effective design.  

Ripple Retreat Update

A few of our team members took a site visit up to the Ripple Retreat. We were thrilled to see the development of the build and how far the Retreat has developed. We are beginning to get excited as we can finally see the form of the building taking shape as the roof goes on and we are nearing the end of the build with only two months to go. To find out more about the design please visit our…

Welcome to our new team members, Artem and Cameron

We are excited to welcome our two new team members Artem and Cameron to our Edinburgh office. Here they both tell us a little bit about themselves and what influences them in their designs. Artem recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Part 1 Architecture degree. Having previously been involved in small-scale residential projects while working in London, Artem has brought his skills of model making, initial concept designs and visualisations to our studio in Edinburgh. Artem’s inspiration…

Kettle Collective Meet Her Majesty The Queen

Tony Kettle and Colin Bone were both thrilled to meet Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace last night, and receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016. Find out more about this prestigious award here.  

Kettle Collective Visit The Palace

Today is an exciting day for the Kettle Collective team as Tony Kettle and Colin Bone head to Buckingham Palace tonight to receive The Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016 from Her Majesty The Queen. Kettle Collective won Britain’s most coveted business award from Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016, announced on the Queens 90th birthday, on the back of soaring International trade. The Queen’s Award is awarded for “outstanding achievement…

Royal Visit to George Street

It is the start of a Royal week for Kettle Collective. Prior to Tony Kettle and Colin Bone visiting Buckingham Palace on Thursday to collect our Queens Award, we had a visit from the Queen on George Street this morning. The Queen was visiting Hamilton & Inches on their 150th year and the ‘Rook’, a 14 ft sculpture of a chess piece designed by Andy Scott, the designer of the Kelpies, located outside the jeweller and opposite our studio.  

Ripple Retreat Steel Frame

We are very excited that the construction of the Ripple Retreat at Loch Venachar has begun and this time lapse video shows the steel frame being erected. More information about the construction will follow here. To find more about the design please visit our project page here.  

Ramadan Kareem

This morning we are enjoying some dates given to us by Majid Al Futtaim in the Edinburgh Studio.  

Leaders in Architecture MENA

Tony Kettle was invited discuss “What will Upcoming Years Hold for Sustainable Architecture and Design? Projects, Predictions, Challenges and Opportunities” in the Leaders in Architecture Annual International on 26th April 2016 held in the Downtown Sofitel in Dubai. The Panel was chaired by Dr. Hasim Altan, Associate Professor in Sustainable Design at the British University in Dubai To find out more about this event, check out the Leaders in Architecture MENA website.  

Business Scotland Interview for Queens Award

Kettle Collective has won Britain’s most coveted business award from Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016, announced today on the Queen’s 90th birthday, on the back of soaring International trade. BBC Radio Scotland’s Gillian Marles came to Kettle Collective’s Edinburgh Headquarters to talk to Tony Kettle and Colin Bone, and to find out more. Here we have a short clip, but to listen to the full programme, please visit the BBC Radio Scotland…

Kettle Collective wins the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Kettle Collective Limited, a UK based, multi award winning international Architect has won Britain’s most coveted business award from Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016, announced today on the Queen’s 90th birthday, on the back of soaring International trade. The Queen’s Award is awarded for “outstanding achievement resulting in substantial growth, sustained over a minimum period of 3 years or more”. Kettle Collective was founded just over 3 years ago in Edinburgh by…

Welcome to Tony Archibold

Kettle Collective is pleased to welcome Tony Archibold to the position of Regional Director MENA. Tony Archibold is an Architect with 24 years experience across a wide range of project types from all over the world, and has worked in Hong Kong, the UK, France and the Middle East. He was the Project Leader on the notable ADNEC Capital Gate Building. Capital Gate has been confirmed as the ‘Worlds Most inclined Building’ by the Guinness Book of World Records, and…

Exploring Lakhta

Find out more about this project on the Lakhta Tower project page.  

Charity Patron Lynsey Sharp views our Ripple Retreat Model

We are pleased to have welcomed it’s Good 2 Give Patron Lynsey Sharp to our HQ to view our Ripple Retreat Model. Find out more about this project on the Ripple Retreat project page.

Welcome to our newest team member, Will

Bamboo for Humanity, design by William Whiter We are glad to welcome Will to our Edinburgh office. Here he tells us a little bit about himself and shares some of his previous work. William graduated with a Master of Architecture from Newcastle University. Having previously worked for a micro-practice in his hometown of Tunbridge Wells, Will has sought to gain professional experience across a range of projects throughout the UK. As a result Will now has experience in residential, masterplanning…

A very exciting Printer

We are very excited at Kettle Collective about our new 3D printer. We have immediately set it to work printing some of our projects. Here you can see our first model being produced. It took 14 hours. Find out more about this project on the Lakhta Tower project page.