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…

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: 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 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…