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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
  • 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

Cascading Brick Arches Feature in Penda's Residential Tower in Tel Aviv

14:00 - 21 June, 2018
Cascading Brick Arches Feature in Penda's Residential Tower in Tel Aviv, Courtesy of Penda Austria
Courtesy of Penda Austria

Penda has released images of its proposed high-rise residential tower in Tel Aviv, featuring brick arches and cascading terraces influenced by the city’s Bauhaus era and the materiality of its Old Town. The 380-foot-high (116-meter-high) scheme will house a range of one to four bedroom apartments, as well as double-height penthouses.

For the scheme’s design, Penda rejected the “generic glass tower” in favor of a form and materiality which responds to Tel Aviv’s sunny Mediterranean climate.

Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria + 29

Mind Space / Penda

20:00 - 24 March, 2018

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

  • Interiors Design

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • 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

Architecture That Can Feed You: Penda's Yin & Yang House Addresses Our Detachment With Food

08:00 - 6 March, 2018
Architecture That Can Feed You: Penda's Yin & Yang House Addresses Our Detachment With Food, Courtesy of Penda Austria
Courtesy of Penda Austria

As a generation that has the most flexibility in day-to-day life, live-work dwellings are becoming more and more popular; a topic that is expected to be seen everywhere in 2018. We can now work anywhere as long as we have a decent internet connection and something to type on. Penda’s latest design, Yin & Yang house, calls upon millennials to take advantage of this ability and move back to the countryside for a better quality of life.

Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria Courtesy of Penda Austria + 29

XinXian Inn Hotel / penda

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

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyangmen S Alley, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

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

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Penda Creates "Urban Nest" for MINI LIVING's Shanghai Mini Life Exposition

16:00 - 29 November, 2017
Penda Creates "Urban Nest" for MINI LIVING's Shanghai Mini Life Exposition, © GQ, MINI China
© GQ, MINI China

Architecture firm Penda has created "Urban Nest," a new small living concept in collaboration with BMW China's MINI LIVING group for the recent Shanghai Mini Life Exposition. The installation is constructed from a series of 3 by 3 by 3 modules housing different program elements that can be combined to create a variety of flexible living arrangements.

© GQ, MINI China © GQ, MINI China © GQ, MINI China © GQ, MINI China + 35

Penda Designs Modular Timber Tower Inspired by Habitat 67 for Toronto

15:05 - 3 August, 2017
Penda Designs Modular Timber Tower Inspired by Habitat 67 for Toronto , Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda, collaborating with wood consultants from CLT-brand Tmber, has unveiled the design of ‘Tree Tower Toronto,’ an 18-story timber-framed mixed-use residential skyscraper for Canada’s largest city. Drawing inspiration from the distinctly Canadian traditional modular construction, including Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat 67, the tower is envisioned as a new model of sustainable high-rise architecture that can establish a reconnect urban areas to nature and natural materials.

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda + 16

19 Emerging Firms Design Prototype Houses for Living Among Nature

11:30 - 11 June, 2017

As the boundary that separates work and leisure in the 21st Century continues to be blurred by technology, architects Christoph Hesse and Neeraj Bhatia sought out to uncover a tranquil solution. The pair are co-curating an upcoming exhibition at the Kulturbahnhof Kassel in Germany as part of Experimenta Urbana in a show called “Ways of Life,” which opens July 5th.

This international initiative seeks to discover “a new nomaticism.” A gathering of 19 emerging architecture offices each presents a dwelling encompassed in nature. These buildings are often equal parts project and manifesto. The show’s overarching theme is the delicate balance of naturally induced relaxation and programmatically encouraged productivity. Each firm must additionally consider constraints that include limited square footage, integration of rapidly advancing information technology, and a strictly sustainable design.

Courtesy of  Boris Bernaskoni Courtesy of Dogma Courtesy of RICA Courtesy of The Open Workshop + 79

Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda

20:00 - 16 November, 2016
Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing,China
  • 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 Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games

12:15 - 21 July, 2016
Penda Designs Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda has designed a prestressed double-helix bridge spanning China’s Gui River that will become an integral part of the infrastructure system for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The San Shan Bridge, which translates to 3 Mountains Bridge, draws inspiration from the interlacing of five rings in the Olympic Symbol to create a form evocative of the area’s mountainous landscape.

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda + 31

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.

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda + 38

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.

Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda + 26

Hongkong Art Storage / Penda

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

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

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. 

© penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design + 19

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.

Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Penda Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Penda Model. Image Courtesy of Penda Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Penda + 29

penda to Build Modular, Customizable Housing Tower in India

16:22 - 19 August, 2015
© penda
© 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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiangyang, Hubei, China
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs