Penda China Founded in 2013 , is a Beijing-based studio for delivering a multiplicity of projects that celebrate innovative and sustainable design. Then the firm has since proceeded with a gradual growth into a multidisciplinary practice covering a wide spectrum ranging from architecture, landscape, installation art and such, just to name a few.
Our firm is a stickler for ‘LESS IS LOVE’. From an ecological standpoint
of ‘minimum effort to maximum effect’ , we stand up for the feasible solutions
to establish an agreeable rapport between individuals and their surroundings
through our design without further discounting the proper consideration for an
emphasis on fashion, aesthetics and the zeitgeist.
Our designs garnered us many honours and extended actual influence within a worldwide scene. Hongkun Art Gallery (alternatively known as ‘Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts’) was selected to be one out of ten the most popular art galleries in Beijing by Time Out (2014). We were shortlisted for one of the most influential Chinese designers by the prestigious the Architectural Digest AD100 (2015) and so were in 2017 and 2019; We won the Architizer A+ Award for Emerging Firm of the Year (2016); concurrently we were ranked 77th in Dezeen Hot List 2016 along with another two Chinese practices, i.e. MAD and Neri&Hu.
Founders Sun Dayong has been widely regarded as an iconic character amongst the architects of 80’s birth cohort. He won the accolades including Rising Star Designer of JINTANG PRIZE (2015), CHINA NEO POWER INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD (2016), 40 UNDER 40 (2018), Jin Teng Award (2018); invited to attend CHINA HOUSE VISION (2018, Curated by Kenya Hara), appointed as the mere judge from the Greater China of Evolo (2018), picked as Person of the Year by TRENDS HOME (2019), inducted as a judge for Dezeen Awards (2020), and selected to be Architect of the Year by Robb Report Lifestyle (2020).
Our clients include BMW, MINI (CN), Volkswagen, Vanke, Qihao Xingye, China Merchants Property, etc. Equipped with our belief ‘Design knows no boundaries.’, our collaboration with the clients above-mentioned but not limited to them set us free from a mere one domain and offers us a broader scope to deliver cultural, residential, commercial, community, hospitality projects. As might be expected, those projects have managed to spark interests of global acclaimed media, such as Dezeen, Archdaily, Designboom, Domus, Frame and Interior Design; moreover, regionally-based international printing magazines like INTERIORS (Country/Region of Manufacture: South Korea), CASA (Japan), Wall Paper (UK), GQ (China Mainland), COSMOPOLITAN (China Mainland), and AD (China Mainland). Domestically, our projects are welcomed by celebrated digital and print media including TRENDS HOME, Rayli Home, Ideat, AT, World Architecture Review, World Architecture, etc.