Penda's modular facade system for a high-rise block in Vijayawada




Beijing- and Vienna-based firm Penda has earned plenty of Dezeen column inches since launching in 2013, thanks to inventive concepts that encompass everything from modular structures to landscaped gardens.

The studio first won international attention for its use of bamboo, and last year saw founders Dayong Sun and Chris Precht imagine a city of 200,000 people built from the material. They presented a prototype of the project during Beijing Design Week 2015.

But the architects have also proved they have plenty more ideas up their sleeves, with current projects including a meadow containing sunken pathways, a high-rise with a customisable facade and a giant copper suitcase for storing, exhibiting and selling paintings.

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