My Name’5 Doddie Foundation #Your Moment

We are delighted to be working with the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for our #YourMoment project. As Architects we sketch and draw on a daily basis. We are asking celebrities to consider one of the best moments of their life, and to draw it for us. These drawings will be auctioned by the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to raise funds for research, to investigate potential cures, and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND.  How can you help? If…

Friday Forum #16 | St Petersburg Visit

For our 16th Friday Forum, Tony presented his recent trip to St Petersburg to the team. As previously frequent visitors to Russia, this was Tony and Colin’s first visit to Saint Petersburg in four years. In 2014, they visited Lakhta Centre’s site in the early stages of construction. Upon invitation from Gazprom, the visit in July 2018 marked the completion of the external facade, with the removal of the construction cranes from site. Lakhta Centre Site Visit Tony and Colin…

Kettle Collective Opens Office in Oman

Kettle Collective is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Oman, in partnership with Muamir Design and Engineering Consultancy. Our team will collaborate with Muamir Al Hasny, as Country Director, Oman. Colin Bone, Managing Director of Kettle Collective said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Kettle Collective, to grow roots in Oman through our partner company Muamir Design and Engineering Consultancy. We have worked on a number of prestigious projects with Muamir in Oman previously, and we…

Nature in Architecture Conference

On the final day of Tony and Colin’s trip to Saint Petersburg, Tony gave a lecture on Nature in Architecture at the IV International Spatial Forum. Tony discussed his approach to Architectural Design and how this is influenced by Nature.

RIAS Client of the Year

Huge congratulations to our Client It’s Good to Give on their win at the RIAS Awards 2018. We are immensely proud to have been involved with such an amazing project, and for such a worthy cause. For more information on the Ripple Retreat project, take a look at our project page here.  

Tony Kettle Visits Lakhta Centre Site

On day two of the Saint Petersburg trip, Tony and Colin headed to the Lakhta Centre site. This was an incredible experience for them, as they were involved in the tower during the concept. Tony spoke at the IV International Spatial Forum, alongside Alexander Bobkov and Sergey Nikorovov, marking the completion of the towers facade. As Author of the Design of Lakhta Centre, Tony spoke of the origin of the design and it’s association and connection from natural forms.

ISD Forum Saint Petersburg, Russia 2018

Yesterday, Tony and Colin flew to Saint Petersburg, Russia for a trip to see the progress of our Gazprom Lakhta Centre project. While in Russia, Tony Kettle was asked to speak at the ISD Forum in Saint Petersburg on the 18th of June. He was invited to speak in the closing session of the day, titled “Petersburg 2103: A Retrospective Of The Future”. The session was part of the “business program of the IV International spatial development forum.” For more…

Exciting Collaboration Coming Soon..

We are exciting to announce an exciting collaboration coming soon with the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. More information coming soon..

Eid Mubarak

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June 14th, 2018
Eid Mubarak

 

Success at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

We are delighted to announce that the trade stand for ArtFe designed by Kettle Collective’s landscape team has received 5 stars from RHS at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The trade stand named “Scottish Garden’ has been realised using materials and plants brought from Scotland to reflect ArtFe’s spirit and enhance the character of their work. Corrugated steel panels and wildflower planting creates a delicate natural setting for the metal sculptures. Purple and violet shades of flowers contrast with the…

Silver Saturday

On Saturday 28th of April, Celine was selected to play rugby in the Sarah Beaney Cup Final on Silver Saturday at BT Murrayfield. She speaks to us about that day and her experience as a woman rugby player. Silver Saturday is a great rugby event in Scotland and this year was even more special since seven rugby finals happened at BT Murrayfield the same day. This included the 1872 Cup between the professional teams of Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby….

Ramadan Kareem

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May 16th, 2018
Ramadan Kareem

 

Welcome to our newest team member, Ethan

We are excited to welcome Ethan to our Edinburgh studio. Here he tells us a bit more about himself. Why did you choose to study architecture? I have always had a love for stories in whatever form I could find them, be it books, film, music, or design. I was very interested in the way architecture could tell a story through its design, and the thought of being a part of that design process drew me in. The idea of…

Ripple Retreat Shortlisted for RIAS 2018 Awards

We are thrilled to announce The Ripple Retreat has been shortlisted for the RIAS Awards 2018. A respite house for children affected by cancer. The ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ charity wanted to create a space for families to spend quality time together, and escape the challenges of this illness. Positioned within the protected the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the Ripple caters for individual families for up to five nights. A sculptural piece of contemporary architecture, the design…

International Women’s Day

Today is International Womens Day, and we have a fantastic team of women working here at Kettle Collective, so we decided to take this opportunity to celebrate. We spoke to Celine to get her insight as a woman in architecture. Why did you become an Architect? Being an architect had been a goal since my childhood. I was always fascinated with the idea of creating spaces where people would live and make memories. Each experience in our life is connected…

MIPIM 2018

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March 7th, 2018
MIPIM 2018

  Kettle Collective will be at MIPIM 13-16th March 2018. MIPIM is the world’s leading property market. To arrange a meeting with us contact mipim@kettle.co. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Shortlisted for The Scottish Export Awards

  We are thrilled to announce we have been nominated for Small Exporter of the Year in The Scottish Export Awards! The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner, taking place on 22 March 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. Find out more about the awards here  

Friday Forum #15

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February 2nd, 2018
Friday Forum #15

Tony and Colin presented at this weeks Friday Forum, they spoke about their recent experiences travelling Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, the rewards and challenges of working in this region, and some examples of success and failure that they have witnessed.

Charity Run Success, well done Roman

Well done to Roman Gorshkov, who completed his second 5K run as part of Simple Health Great Winter Run 2017. Let us find out a bit more about why Roman wanted to run this race: I chose to take part in a 5K run to support African Children and their need for education, which then may give them a chance for a brighter tomorrow. In 13th of January I finished my second 5K Run as part of Simply Health Great…

Congratulations Anthony, BREEAM Associate

Congratulations to our team member Anthony Tappe, who recently completed the BREEAM Associate Course. This award winning online course is aimed at proactive sustainability teams, who want to work better with BREEAM. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to find out a bit more about why Anthony went on this course, and what he learnt from the experience: Why did you take the BREEAM Associate Course? I wanted to increase my familiarity with the BREEAM rating system with the…