Design Middle East: Solar Technology is the Future

Tony Kettle speaks to Design Middle East about the future of solar technology.

Employee Spotlight: Adele Melas

We spoke to Adele, to find out more about her. 1. Why did you choose to study architecture? I was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus – a war torn capital where the city and its people significantly suffered the aftermath of war and division. In a creative light, my art A-Level projects explored the effects this deteriorating city had on society and the well-being of its individuals. I used art as a form of depicting people’s emotions and portraying…

Ramadan Kareem

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May 8th, 2019
Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem, have a blessed month.

Colin Completes the London Marathon

Congratulations to Colin who completed the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday in 4:47:41. Colin was running for his Mum who was diagnosed with Cancer last year and raised just short of £6,000 for Brain Tumour Research. Colin said “I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone and went from literally no running to running the London marathon in 9 months to raise money for Brain Tumour Research”. “The training through the winter was pretty tough but…

Sarah Beaney Cup Success for Watsonians Ladies Rugby

Celine and her team, Watsonians Ladies Rugby Team, won the final of the Sarah Beaney Cup at BT Murrayfield as part of the Scottish Rugby Silver Saturday. Find out more about the Sarah Beany Cup Game. Celine told us: “Happiness, that’s the word that best describes last Saturday. Happy to be back at Murrayfield for the final of the Sarah Beaney Cup, happy to play rugby with friends more than teammates, happy to win and lift that cup, and happy…

Sailing on the Forth

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April 23rd, 2019
Sailing on the Forth

Our team made the most of the beautiful sunshine yesterday, and took a trip down to the Forth to go sailing for the afternoon. Take a look at the pictures to see how they got on.

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.