PENGUIN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (PED) IS A PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRM.
PED CREATES QUALITY DESIGNS BY APPLYING OUR UNIQUE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY & THE LATEST KNOWLEDGE ON SPACE FOR WELL-BEING.
Architectural and landscape architectural designs for: Residences, Offices, Health/Medical Facilities, Shops/Restaurants, and Campus.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: DESIGNING PLACE FROM THE OUTSIDE IN
PED designs place from the outside in. We believe that a place, as united entity of architecture and landscape, should be designed as a part of its outside: its surrounding society and natural environment. To accomplish this, PED creates conversations between both sides of a building surface. These conversations are always visual through our choice of colors, materials, and objects. They are often physical, because our designs encourage you to travel between the outside and inside.
These design dialogues are also meditative. PED’s knowledge on Japanese garden and architecture allows us to make serene environment in which you can become one with nature.
DESIGN TASTE: JAPANESE + MODERN
PED’s taste is contemporary with a touch of comfort that fits to both modern and traditional setting. Since modern designs were historically much influenced by Japanese culture, Japan-ness naturally blends in to the contemporary feeling in PED’s works.
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, & TALKS:
PED has been the recipient of many awards, including:
– Second place, CTC&G Innovation in Design Award, 2015
– Finalist, Windscape Competition, Boston Society of Architects, 2006
– Finalist, Northern Osaka Station Area International Concept Competition, 2003
PED’s works are published in:
– Enjoy, September 2015 (in Japanese)
– Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, July/August 2015
– Delta Sky Magazine, September 2014
In addition to teaching at Yale School of Architecture, PED’s principals give talks on Japanese spatial concepts and their contribution to the space for well-being at cultural and business institutions.
PED is based in Connecticut and New York, but also active in Japan. It was first founded as the First Class Kencihkushi (Architect) Office in Osaka, Japan, in 2001. It was later registered as a limited liability company in Connecticut in 2008.