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

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

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

May 16th, 2018
Ramadan Kareem


Welcome to our newest team member, Ethan

We are excited to welcome Ethan to our Edinburgh studio. Here he tells us a bit more about himself. Why did you choose to study architecture? I have always had a love for stories in whatever form I could find them, be it books, film, music, or design. I was very interested in the way architecture could tell a story through its design, and the thought of being a part of that design process drew me in. The idea of…

Ripple Retreat Shortlisted for RIAS 2018 Awards

We are thrilled to announce The Ripple Retreat has been shortlisted for the RIAS Awards 2018. A respite house for children affected by cancer. The ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ charity wanted to create a space for families to spend quality time together, and escape the challenges of this illness. Positioned within the protected the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the Ripple caters for individual families for up to five nights. A sculptural piece of contemporary architecture, the design…

International Women’s Day

Today is International Womens Day, and we have a fantastic team of women working here at Kettle Collective, so we decided to take this opportunity to celebrate. We spoke to Celine to get her insight as a woman in architecture. Why did you become an Architect? Being an architect had been a goal since my childhood. I was always fascinated with the idea of creating spaces where people would live and make memories. Each experience in our life is connected…