The Kettle

Tog Studio, Oban, 2015

 

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‘The Kettle’ cafe-kiosk in Dunollie Estate replaces a rented trailer servery with a bespoke solution designed and built by Tog Studio and Dunollie volunteers

Built over an intensive ten-day summer school adjacent to Dunollie Museum, the cafe-kiosk sits comfortably in the context of the surrounding castle and grounds.

The combination of traditional joinery and digital fabrication delivers a contemporary addition to the museum. The recognisable dual-pitched roof is transformed by a dramatic cantilevered corner, opening the serving counter out towards the garden. The cafe-kiosk takes reference from the neighbouring 1745 Dunollie House, while the blackened exterior nods to the black kettle, a founding item in the museum’s collection.

Great consideration has been paid to the detailing to ensure the cladding extends seamlessly between wall and roof to establish a strong uninterrupted facade. The material palette of black and blonde larch accentuates the cut-away corner, breaking through the blackened outer skin of the building to expose an enticing sanctuary where visitors can take shelter.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2015
  • Completed: Jun 2015
  • Floor area: 7m2
  • Sector: Retail
  • Total cost: £35,000
  • Funding: Museum Galleries Scotland
  • Procurement: Self-build summer school
  • Address: Dunollie museum, castle and grounds, Oban, PA34 5TT, United Kingdom

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