Mick Ramsey – single story extension – Stourbridge, West Midlands – Update

Mick Ramsey asked us to design a single story extension on his home to create a larger dining and kitchen area for his family. This design was made with the unique characteristics of the house in mind. We also specified bi-fold doors in the extension to capitalise on the stunning views of the property.

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Project completion – AirBnB holiday let Planning Application – Wigston Parva, Blaby – Update

The Design Social - Architecture Planning Application for a short term holiday let at Wigston Parva

We were recently asked to work on converting a garage to an interesting holiday let. The application was for a refurbishment of the building & an additional change of use. The application initially met with some resistance, however once the application had been thoroughly developed & designed for the council, approval was granted. Read the… Continue reading Project completion – AirBnB holiday let Planning Application – Wigston Parva, Blaby – Update

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Jay Robbo – Book Cover Graphic Design – London – Update

Jay Robbo Book Cover Graphic Design

We were recently approached to take on a new aspect of graphic design, that of book covers. We produced a number of options for self publisher & author Jay Robbo. We’d be interested in working with other aspiring authors/publishers so please contact us using the contact page if you are interested. Read the project post… Continue reading Jay Robbo – Book Cover Graphic Design – London – Update

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Noble Day Associates – Startup Website Design – Leicester – Update

Noble Day Associates Website Design

Dominic at Noble Day Associates approached us to help design a website for his new startup company. The brief was to include options for Dominic & his staff to add portfolio work, new project updates & news items. Read the project post by clicking this link

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New Website Design Launched – Update

We have launched our new website & company branding to coincide with our partnership marketing campaign with Forest Hill Golf Club & Conference Centre. Please feel free to contact us with any projects you might like to discuss or with any feedback on our new design.

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Crossrail… Again – London – Update

The Design Social - Crossrail BIM 3D modelling

You may have noticed that it has been a while since any updates have been added to the site. Since September 2016, The Design Social has been providing support to Siemens for BIM 3D modelling on Crossrail. It’s been good fun working on the project again & we’re very happy that Siemens were impressed enough… Continue reading Crossrail… Again – London – Update

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Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – Exhibition Design – Update

Swan Theatre - Exhibition Design

We worked along with The Hub to develop a concept design for the new permanent exhibition at the Swan Theatre. Have a look at the project page: The Play’s The Thing. Read the project post by clicking this link

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Craig Smith – Successful Planning Application – Wollaton, Nottinghamshire – Update

We have just completed a successful planning application for the Smith family at Wollaton in Nottinghamshire. The application included a garage conversion, a conservatory rebuild & structural calculations to support the demolition of internal walls. Craig Smith had these lovely words for us: “Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time &… Continue reading Craig Smith – Successful Planning Application – Wollaton, Nottinghamshire – Update

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Visions of the Future

NASA Grand Tour - Design Inspiration

Really fascinating series of posters created by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA: www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

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Inspiration – Domestic glass extension

Glass Extension - Design Inspiration

Interesting piece on The Contemporist. Really lovely extension by Mulroy Architects on a domestic property, proves great design is just that, regardless of budget.: http://www.contemporist.com/2016/06/27/a-glass-enclosed-extension-created-a-dining-room-with-views-for-this-home/

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Discussion – Criticism’s pros & cons

Critical Thinking - Design Inspiration

Really thought provoking article on the importance of criticism & it’s inherent benefits & problems: Read here

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New service – Structural Calculations

Structural Calculations - News

We’ve just finished our first project to provide structural calculations for a domestic extension in Earl Shilton. The Design Social are happy to provide this new service at around £150, depending on existing construction details. Please contact us to see how we can help you.

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Inspiration – Barberia Royal

Barber Shop - Design Inspiration

Handsome barber shop design at Barberia Royal, Mexico City by ROW studio. Particularly love the chesterfield style bar stools. Read more

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Inspiration – Brand Identity

Madrina - Design Inspiration

Beautiful brand identity for Mexican Restaurant ‘Medina’, designed by ‘Mast’. The lush palette coupled with a slight art-deco influence is almost irresistible. Read more over at Good Design Makes Me Happy

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Inspiration – Logo Modernism

Logo Modernism - Design Inspiration

Found this fascinating book from Taschen – Logo Modernism. It explores the art & possibly science of modern logo design, with literally thousands of references. Read a review on TypeToken: http://www.typetoken.net/publication/logo-modernism-taschen/

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Inspiration – Kessalao Takeout

Kessalao Takeout - Design Inspiration

Amazing colourful design for a Mediterranean Takeout in Bonn, Germany by Masquespacio Design. Love the bold colours over a natural palette of materials. https://www.behance.net/gallery/19496077/Kessalao?

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