A Trip to Wadi Tiwi

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April 12th, 2019
A Trip to Wadi Tiwi

During a recent trip to Oman, our team took some time to explore the natural landscape of the Wadi Tiwi. Have a look at some of the fantastic pictures they got during their trip.

Team Feature: Will Picken

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April 11th, 2019
Team Feature: Will Picken

We spoke to Will Picken, one of our Architects, to find out more about his motor racing hobby. Aside from architecture and design, my other passion in life is motorsport. It all started, as these things do, at an early age. I remember constructing Lego racing cars as a child and drawing old engine parts. I also enjoyed many years spectating at various motor racing events with my Dad…until we discovered our local outdoor go-karting track. My first kart was…

Friday Forum: Celine Visits New Zealand

For our latest Friday Forum, Celine presented her trip to New Zealand. Celine shared this poem by James K. Baxter with our team along with her favourite photography from the trip. New Zealand by James K. Baxter  “These unshaped islands, on the sawyer’s bench, Wait for the chisel of the mind, Green canyons to the south, immense and passive, Penetrated rarely, seeded only By the deer-culler’s shot, or else in the north Tribes of the shark and the octopus, Mangroves,…

Falkirk Wheel Architect is Bringing Dubai to Scotland

Kettle Collective’s Design Director Tony, speaks to the Herald about how he transfers learnings from international projects, to projects closer to home. Read more about his approach in the article here.

Barcelona Marathon.. Well Done Will

Well done to Will, who ran the Barcelona Marathon in 3 hours 41 minutes last week. We asked Will to tell us more about the experience: As it turns out, Barcelona is not the flattest city for a Marathon… nor is it the coldest. I had previously run the London marathon, and wanted to beat the 4 hour mark before turning 30 this year. Fortunately on the day everything went well, and I was able to finish in 3:41. It…

Technology Showcase by Dyson

Our latest CPD was a ’technology showcase by Dyson’. Our team had the chance to see 1:1 models of Dyson products such as task lights, air quality purifiers, hand driers and hair driers. We had an insight of how technology can solve everyday hygiene issues and how to improve the experience of the office atmosphere. “Technology can help or hinder these experiences. When it doesn’t work properly, it can have a negative effect on our performance, our happiness and even…

Usama Al Kindi Shortlisted for Rising Star of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Kettle Collective Architect Usama Al Kindi has been shortlisted for the Rising Star of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2019. Find out more about the award and the shortlist here.

Consultancy of the Year Shortlist

We are pleased to announce that Kettle Collective has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2019. Kettle Collective have worked in Oman since 2014 and followed this by opening an office in Muscat last year. Our team have worked on a series of projects in Oman, including String of Pearls, Yiti Masterplan and the Al Mouj Muscat development. Find out more about the nomination here.

GH Media Guinness Six Nations Collaboration

We are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our collaboration with GH Media. Our collaboration will feature the coverage of the Scotland Rugby Team during the Guinness Six Nations, running from February to March. For all the latest news, make sure to keep up with GH Media throughout the games here. Tune into GH Media’s Podcast prior to the start of the Six Nations to hear more.

Team Feature: Charlotte

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January 25th, 2019
Team Feature: Charlotte

We spoke to Charlotte, one of our Architectural Designers, to find out more about her and why she decided to study architecture. Why did you choose to study architecture? It seems cliche however I have been interested in design since I was a young age – always on the hunt for my next build (I spent a lot of time in the garage with my Dad’s tool box). As I grew older this innate design translated into a fascination of…

The Times: “The rise and rise of supertall skyscrapers”

Under construction, Tony Kettle’s Lakhta Center features in the Times “Going up in the world, the rise and the rise of supertall skyscrapers”.

The Scotsman: “Kettle Collective to Build on Bumper Order Book”

Kettle Collective look back at 2018, and forward to 2019. To find out more, take a look at the article in the Scotsman here.

RIBAJ MacEwen Award Longlist 2019

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January 5th, 2019
RIBAJ MacEwen Award Longlist 2019

The It’s Good 2 Give Ripple Retreat has been listed on the RIBAJ MacEwen Award Longlist 2019. To find out more about the longlist click here.

Lakhta Center featured in “10 Greatest New Buildings of 2018”

Tony Kettle’s Lakhta Center featured in The Times “10 Greatest New Buildings of 2018”. Take a look at the article here.

Christmas Bauble Competition 2018

For our annual Christmas competition this year, we asked our team to design a festive bauble for our Christmas tree. All baubles had to be unique and hand-made. Take a look at the pictures above to see the entries from this years competition.

GH Media Interview with Celine

Take a look at the article on our team member Celine who was interviewed by GH Media about working with us and playing Rugby in Scotland here.

Ministers Approve River Clyde Crossing

We are thrilled that our River Clyde Crossing Bridge in Glasgow has been approved by Scottish Ministers. The £90.7M Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside regeneration project will see the construction of an aspirational ‘twin leaf’ opening bridge over the River Clyde. It will link the north and south banks of the River, between the town of Renfrew and Yoker, a western district of Glasgow approximately 5 miles west of the City Centre. The bridge will accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists,…

VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

During the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Tony took part in the panel discussion “Architecture as the Face of a Nation: Building National Identity Through Iconic Architecture.”

Lakhta Center Book Launch

Tony Kettle has arrived in St Petersburg ahead of the VII St Petersburg Cultural Forum, where he will participate in the panel discussion “Architecture as a Face of the Nation: Creating National Identity Through Large-Scale Architectural Projects.” Prior to the Cultural Forum, Tony and Colin attended the launch of the new Lakhta Center book in St Petersburg, where Tony spoke to the audience about the design of the Lakhta Center having been honoured to have written the foreword for the…