Kettle Collective shortlisted for Boutique Firm of the Year

Kettle Collective nominated for Boutique Firm of the Year at the 2019 Middle East Architect Awards. More details on the shortlist here.

Recycling with Changeworks

We are thrilled to now be working with Changeworks, for recycling in our Edinburgh studio. As a company, we try our best to reuse and recycle where possible. We are looking forward to this new challenge to reduce our waste and to recycle more with the help of the great team at Changeworks.

Contenders unveiled for Clyde’s first opening road bridge

Three international engineering teams are competing to build the first opening road bridge over the River Clyde. The bridge design, by Kettle Collective and SWECO, celebrates the river’s shipbuilding heritage. Find out more here.

Tony Archibold at the Leaders in Architecture Summit 2019

At the recent Leaders in Architecture summit in Dubai, I discussed my experience visiting the Kogi people (an indigenous ethnic group that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia), as part of my postgraduate thesis research. The talk discussed the differences between the Kogi people’s holistic way of building communities (which is localised, with design based on qualitative criteria), with conventional construction practice (which is typically globalised and the design based on narrow quantified, rather than qualified…

Glasgow Warriors Animation

Glasgow Warriors recently asked us to help them launch their new logo with an exciting animated campaign. Our in-house creative team, ink, developed the project, which brings the clubs ‘warrior’ mascot to life. The animation follows the timeline of the Glasgow Warriors from their roots, right through to the present day. The video was used by Glasgow Warriors to launch their new branding on their social media channels and STV player ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. The Kettle Collective team…

Scottish Design Awards 2019

We are thrilled that our River Clyde Crossing project has been nominated for the Scottish Design Awards Future Project Category. Find out more here.

Eid Mubarak

June 4th, 2019
Eid Mubarak

Kettle Collective would like to wish you a Happy Eid! May this special occasion bring peace and joy to you and your family.

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

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 over £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 it made…

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

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

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

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…