D3 Exhibition

This week Kettle Collective have featured in an architectural exhibition at our Dubai studio in the Dubai Design District D3. Kettle Collective took this opportunity to showcase the Solar Innovation Centre and The Piers for the local design community. For more information on the Solar Innovation Centre and The Piers visit the project pages here. Share this page:

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Lakhta Tower Model

Lakhta Tower Model

Inspired by energy in water — the Lakhta Tower’s form is derived from the changing shape, light and texture of the River Neva. The five-sided tower twists as it rises to delicately touch the sky. This model was printed by our new 3D printer, taking 24 hours to complete. Find out more about this project on the Lakhta Tower project page.   Share this page:

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Pebble Tower

Pebble Tower

The Pebble Tower is a conceptual design exploration. The model took one week to construct from foam board and card, and incredibly features no glue or other fixative. The tower uses a clever interlocking system that makes the structure very rigid and sturdy.   Share this page:

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Solar Innovation Centre Model

Solar Centre Model

Completed in 2013, the model of the Solar Innovation Centre has been exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in 2014, where it was awarded the architecture prize for ‘Outstanding Work.’ Designer, Sarah Kettle, built two editions of the model and these now reside in Kettle Collective’s studios in Edinburgh and Dubai. The mixed-media model is predominantly made from a paper-thin plastic material.   Share this page:

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Marina Falls

Marina Falls Tower

Marina Falls captures the spirit and essential character of flowing, falling water within a simple façade. Constructed by Zain the model took two weeks to construct from foam board and card. Find out more about this project on the Marina Falls project page.   Share this page:

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Evolution Tower

Evolution Tower Model

Moscow City Evolution Tower, also known as Evolution Tower, is now complete. The model took two weeks to construct from foam board, card and flexible plastic rods. It is the result of a combined effort due to it’s size and the difficult twisting nature of the building. The real tower took just under 4 years to construct and you can find out more about this project on the Moscow City Evolution Tower project page.   Share this page:

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Model of the Month

Our model of the month is the Ripple Retreat, a children’s cancer retreat which is being developed with our client, It’s Good 2 Give. We believe in the work that Lynne, Ian and their team at It’s Good 2 Give are doing to raise money for kids and their families affected by cancer and want to do as much as possible to help by creating the ripples retreat on the banks of Loch Venachar.

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