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…

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.