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,…

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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.   Share this page:

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Friday Forum #15

Tony and Colin presented at this weeks Friday Forum, they spoke about their recent experiences travelling Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, the rewards and challenges of working in this region, and some examples of success and failure that they have witnessed. Share this page:

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Friday Forum #13

Anthony presented at this weeks Friday Forum, his talk was about his recent experiences travelling to Dubai. Dubai is a fast changing city, and this huge growth is most clear when you examine aerial imagery from 1984 to today. Kettle Collective has worked across Dubai and this talk looked at the location, and development, of some of the these sites. – Anthony Tappe Share this page:

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Friday Forum #12

This weeks Friday Forum was presented by Emma who gave the team an insight into her Textile Design degree at Heriot Watt University. The Textile Design Degree at Heriot-Watt focused not only on the design of textiles but also the technical background involved in the process of creating fabrics and wallpapers. This insight provides a fantastic base for any designer to allow them to truly understand how these products are constructed for the end-user. The course consisted of three disciplines,…

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Friday Forum #10

This weeks Friday Forum was presented by Andri, who shared her experience from the AA Summer Visiting school 14 workshop that took place in Cyprus. The workshop centred on a hypothetical scenario, refugees are trying to escape a dangerous war, and they look to the sea to provide their escape. The assignment challenged students to create an easy-to-assemble floating structure, with as found materials, that could be dropped by a UN helicopter to support fleeing refugees. The workshop consisted of…

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Friday Forum #9

Usama presented his talk on a previous project at this weeks Friday Forum. This Friday Forum topic covered the preliminary design stages of a private villa in one of Muscat’s coastal suburbs. The site (30m above sea level and 15m wide by 41.3m long) sits on a rock peninsula facing North West and opens up elevated and uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Oman. Exploiting the site’s geographical position has influenced the building’s design and program arrangement. The design aims…

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Friday Forum #8

Lauren presented at this weeks Friday Forum, her talk was about her experiences on a recent trip to Japan. This was a short presentation on a recent visit to Japan. Japan encompasses extremes of landscape, climate, population, contemporary culture and food for a country that is relatively small. From awesome Blade Runner cityscapes, to old Kyoto temples and gardens to the northern city of snowy Sapporo, it has it all. Japan’s cities offer a window into the future in many…

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