Snowflake Competition

During our annual Kettle Collective Christmas Party, we set the brief for a competition for our team to come up with a design for an Architectural Snowflake with inspiration taken from Arabic Mashrabiya. Tony and Colin judged the competition on the day, with the winning entry awarded to Ekaterina Shirkina. The runners up were Roman Gorshkov and Dominika Henzel. Congratulations everyone!  

Seasons Greetings 2016

 

Our First Drone Footage

Kettle Collective took a trip up to the Ripple Retreat site and tried out our new drone for the first time. It is fantastic to see the scaffolding down revealing the beautiful structure of the Ripple Retreat which is captured in this video. With the construction of the Ripple Retreat approaching the last stages of the build we are excited to see the finished building. To find out more about the design please visit our project page here.  

An Exciting New Drone

An exciting delivery arrived at Kettle Collective this morning, our team can’t wait to try out our new drone. It will be a fantastic tool to use on site visits and we will be taking it to the Ripple Retreat soon to try it out.  

Solar Innovation Centre wins Sustainable Project of the Year 2016

Following on from the success of the SEPA One Planet Award, Kettle Collective are pleased to announce that the Solar Innovation Centre has been awarded the Sustainable Project of the Year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2016. Congratulations to all the team!  

Kettle Collective win the SEPA One Planet Award 2016

Kettle Collective is honoured to have won the SEPA One Planet Award at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards last night. The SEPA One Planet Award is awarded to companies who focus on sustainable development in their business goals and aspirations. “We believe that as Architects we have a duty to mitigate the effects of climate change by designing buildings, which work harder to perform better, and at Kettle Collective we are at the forefront of global sustainable design. We make…

Kettle Collective Shortlisted for The Scottish Business Awards 2016

We are honoured to announce we have been nominated for the SEPA One Planet Award in The Scottish Business Awards 2016. The One Planet Award introduces a sustainable aspect to the Scottish Business Awards, focusing on the way in which companies tackle the on going issue of climate change. The Scottish Business Awards Dinner, to be held at the EICC in Edinburgh, will be hosted by Rob Brydon, with Keynote Speaker Leonardo DiCaprio who’s foundation supports global environmental issues. “We…

An exciting entrance to Dubai Design District D3

What an incredible view… Our team and projects have been featured on the D3 entrance boards to the Dubai Design District. We are thrilled to see our boards as we arrive to the Dubai studio, featuring Lakota Tower and The Piers, alongside a team picture. Meanwhile our pictures are against a back drop of Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa.  

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015

Kettle Collective’s Evolution Tower in Moscow, Russia has been named number two best skyscraper in the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015, the worlds most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers. More information on the award is available on the Emporis Skyscraper Award website To find out more information about the design of The Evolution Tower please visit our project page here.  

Ripple Retreat Roof Revealed

We are absolutely delighted to see the latest update from the Ripple Retreat site. The beautiful zinc roof has been uncovered, revealing the fantastic blue tone of the zinc in the incredible rippling effect. The flowing water form of the rippled roof is now complete and is far beyond our expectations in this beautiful location.  

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.