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MINI LIVING Urban Cabin / Penda

12:20 - 3 October, 2018
MINI LIVING Urban Cabin / Penda, © Xia Zhi
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Florence Culture and Art Exchange Centre / penda

19:00 - 2 July, 2018
Florence Culture and Art Exchange Centre / penda, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalian, Liaoning, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Dayong Sun, Shuyan Wan, Chris Precht
  • Design Team

    Stella Xie, Junyi Leng, Yue Zhu, Anna Ludwig, Xin Ding, Yaoyao Meng, Yuan Gu, Xun Zhang, Hechi Dai
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Mind Space / Penda

20:00 - 24 March, 2018

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 41

  • Interiors Design

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Lead Designers

    Dayong Sun, Shuyan Wan, Chris Precht
  • Design Team

    Yuhong Xie, Xu Wen, Pengchong Li, Rongsheng Chen, Zizhi Yu, Mingxue Sun
  • Lighting Design

    Jiuge Lighting, Haiyan Zhu
  • Area

    570.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Zhi Xia

XinXian Inn Hotel / penda

09:00 - 3 January, 2018
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyangmen S Alley, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Yu Zizhi Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Mingxue Sun
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda

21:00 - 16 November, 2016
Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing,China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Bai Xue, Mingxue Sun
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Penda Designs Sky Villas with Vertical Gardens for Hyderabad

14:00 - 24 June, 2016
Penda Designs Sky Villas with Vertical Gardens for Hyderabad, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda has released plans for a series of stacked villas that will bring gardens high into the skies of Hyderabad, India. The complex is the second stage of the Magic Breeze project for Pooja Crafted Homes – the first stage featuring a landscape design inspired by Indian stepwells and water mazes. The 450,000 square foot (42,000 square meter) development will include 127 duplex sky villas, ranging in size from 2,600 to 4,000 square feet (240 to 370 square meters), each separated by a double-height private garden terrace. The structure will be integrated into the landscape design, turning the park on its side to continue vertically up the side of the building.

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A New Landscape by Penda Is Inspired by Indian Stepwells and Water Mazes

16:30 - 20 May, 2016
Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

Penda has designed a landscape for Hyderabad, India, inspired by the country's stepwells and water mazes. When completed, the 8,000 square meter (85,000 square foot) Magic Breeze Landscape will serve 145 apartments in a development by Pooja Crafted Homes. Some of the landscape's signature features will be its bamboo coves, flower gardens, water displays, and built-in benches. The steps found throughout the landscape will double as planters for flowers, herbs, and grasses, that will serve as a communal garden for residents.

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Hongkong Art Storage / Penda

19:00 - 12 January, 2016
Hongkong Art Storage / Penda, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

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Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo

14:00 - 3 November, 2015
Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo, © penda architecture & design
© penda architecture & design

Selected as the winner of an international competition, Penda’s landscape pavilion for the 10th international Garden Expo in Wuhan, China seeks to highlight the importance of clean water and protecting the environment. Dubbed “Where the River Runs,” the pavilion takes visitors through a landscape of hills and valleys on a pathway resembling a river. Each visitor is given seeds to plant, taking over “the function of a river as they bring life to the pavilion.”

The 1,500-square-meter-pavilion is currently under construction and is set to be completed this year. Learn more about the design after the break. 

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Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week

12:05 - 2 October, 2015
Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

Text description provided by the architects. Following up a year of development, Penda has unveiled their installation for Beijing Design Week (BJDW) 2015 – Rising Canes, a structural system made entirely of bamboo and ropes. Meant to be a speculation system for larger developments, the installation is fully modular, ecological and easy to expand in every direction. Bamboo was chosen as the main construction material for its long traditional roots in China and fantastic structural capability, as well as part of a desire to fight its current obscurity as a construction material.

Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda © Hua Su © Xia Zhi + 34

Penda Proposes a Transformable Design for the New Bauhaus Museum

06:00 - 16 September, 2015

Penda's proposal for the New Bauhaus Museum competition features a transformable design that serves as an “extension of the city on one hand and as a connector to the surrounding park on the other.” The design features two rotating platforms that can open to connect the museum to the sculpture park during the day and close at night. Although not selected as the winning design, Penda's "Flexible Bauhaus" proposal was one of the finalists selected to participate in the second stage of the competition. Read more about their proposal after the break.

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penda to Build Modular, Customizable Housing Tower in India

16:22 - 19 August, 2015
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© penda

penda has released plans for their first project in India. Based on a modular building system, the Pooja Crafted Homes will allow residents of Vijayawada to design their own high-rise apartment by selecting prefabricated modules from a catalogue that will then be inserted into the tower's frame.

"In an age of mass-production and a certain conformism in the building industry, we try to use modern construction techniques to bring back a level of individualism and flexibility for the inhabitants of a highrise. A kind of individualism one would have in building his own house," says penda. 

The Soundwave / Penda

03:00 - 17 April, 2015
The Soundwave  / Penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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Home Cafes / Penda

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Home Cafes  / Penda, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

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The Snow Apartment / penda

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
The Snow Apartment / penda, Courtesy of penda
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GRAFT + penda to Break Ground on Myrtle Garden Hotel

01:00 - 5 March, 2014
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© GRAFT + penda

GRAFT Architects and penda are preparing to break ground on Myrtle Garden Hotel in the outskirts of Xiangyang, China. Nestled on a hillside site within the largest Myrtle Flower Garden in Asia, the wooden annular structure is designed to provide a “soothing harmony between the architecture and its natural environment.”

Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Hongkun Art Gallery  / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

"Austria. Naturally Yours" Competition Entry / penda

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
"Austria. Naturally Yours" Competition Entry / penda, Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

In an effort to “feed the world,” penda, in collaboration with Alex Daxboeck, has won first runner-up in the two-stage competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Supporting the Expo’s theme, penda’s proposal plans to be designed and harvested by its visitors, who will plant herbs, vegetables and fruits all over it throughout the duration of the seven-month event. By the end of the Expo, the pavilion will be fully taken over by organic food, which will then be prepared by chefs and served back to the visitors in the Pavilion-Restaurant.