Blog Pick :: Dezeen

By: Curtis Robinson, BArch Candidate

Dezeen is an online design magazine that is dedicated to bringing you the most up to date breaking architectural and interior design news. The site is dedicated to researching and reporting on new exciting products as well as architecturally interesting projects.  

The site recently showcased a deck chair designed by Swiss studio Bernhard Burkard. The Curt deck chair is made up of fabric seat which is slung between two diagonal legs, which lean against a wall just as a ladder would. The chair frame is made from local Swiss wood.  

The Google Super Headquarters, London, designed by PENSON

The Google Super HQ, located in London, sits within the Renzo Piano designed Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden - and includes indoor and outdoor workspaces, a gym, dance studio, cafe, and a 200-person event room. The interior and exterior spaces were designed by PENSON. It has been hard for the firm to describe the space because there is such a mixture of eclectic ideas, touches of personalization, and design based around how humans can work. Lee Penson, founder of PENSON says of the space, "it's all about human beings and that's it!". For more images of the space, click here.  

Hand drawn axonometric drawing by Something & Son

Something & Son recently designed The Barking Boathouse. The function of the building will focus on well-being. The Barking Boathouse will have the latest in design of health and beauty ideas to help people feel happy and relaxed. The design firm produced many hand drawn diagrams to show how the design is broken down into different functions, as well as how it goes together as whole.  For more of these drawings, click here.  

Dezeen is broken down into three categories, Architecture, Interior, and Design - take your pick and start reading!