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…

GH Media Collaboration

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November 8th, 2018
GH Media Collaboration

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with GH Media for the coverage of the Scotland Rugby Team for the Home Autumn Test games. GH Media was set up by Gary Heatly, who has a love for both rugby and writing for as far back as he can remember. Having cut his teeth in the ‘real world’ of journalism at the Midlothian Advertiser local newspaper for a couple of years between 2005 and 2007 he has since been kept busy…

CTBUH Lakhta Tower: Landmark as Generator for Polycentric Growth

On Monday, Tony Kettle presented at the CTBUH 2018 International Conference. This years conference is focused on Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism. Tony’s talk titled the Lakhta Tower: Landmark as Generator for Polycentric Growth, focused on the Lakhta Tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Lakhta Tower, which Tony designed while Design Director at RMJM, became Europe’s Tallest Tower in early 2018. Tony described his interest in the numbering systems that create natural forms and how it has influenced…

Solar Innovation Centre Site Visit

On Thursday 20th September, Tony Kettle and Tony Archibold took a visit to the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai to see the progress on site. The award winning design for the Solar Innovation Centre celebrates the unique identity of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Based on the principles of ‘divine geometry’ seen in Islamic art, the Solar Innovation Centre’s unique form rises to over 85m and is instantly recognisable, the design reinforces the parks’ notability. Find…

CTBUH 2018 Polycentric Cities and The Future of Vertical Urbanism Conference

This October, Tony Kettle will be presenting on behalf of Kettle Collective at this year’s Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Conference. The seminal event will take place from 20th till the 25th October in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The conference itself will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. As Architects who work daily in the Middle East and Dubai, our team understand the effects of Polycentric Cities. From our experience of developments all over the…

Congratulations Usama

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September 14th, 2018
Congratulations Usama

Congratulations to our team member Usama who recently qualified as an Architect. Usama completed his Architectural Practice and Management Diploma at Newcastle University. We asked him a few questions about why he studied to be an architect. When you were a child, did you always want to become an architect? Not exactly, no. From a young age I dreamt of being an artist. My interest in architecture began in high school when I was encouraged to think about new themes…

Welcome to Our New Team Members

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new team members; Aleksandra, Faye, Adele and Valentin. Aleksandra has joined our team as a CG Artist within our Ink Graphics Team. Faye has joined our team as an Interior Designer and Adele and Valentin have joined our team as Architectural Assistant Part 1 Interns. We asked Faye a few questions about her experience as an interior designer: Why did you choose to study interior design? I always knew I wanted…

Friday Forum #17

For our 17th Friday Forum we took at trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With thousands of shows on every year, it can be tough deciding where to begin. The Kettle team attended ‘360 Allstars’ at the Assembly Hall. The show was an action-packed urban circus featuring breakdancing, Role Cyr, Basketball and BMX stunts. The stunning performance was a huge success with the Kettle team.  

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