Penguin Environmental Design (PED) is a professional landscape and residential design firm located in Hamden, Connecticut. PED bridges architecture and landscape by “designing place from the outside in”, a concept rooted in Japanese culture.

DESIGN FIELDS:

Residential Design, Garden Design including Japanese Garden and Healing Garden, Meditative Space Design, Urban Design, Sustainable Design

PED especially cherishes small projects: new constructions or remodeling of houses, gardens, and small commercial spaces. We also take on a wide variety of projects: parks, public art works in commercial, institutional, and health facilities, urban design projects, and urban studies.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: Designing Place from the Outside In

PED designs place from the outside in. We believe that place, as united entity of architecture and landscape, should be designed as a part of its outside: its surrounding society and natural environment. Its outside always keeps changing. And place must breathe with it.

To accomplish this, PED creates conversation between either side of a building surface, and hence, between the outside and human-beings who live inside.

The conversation is always visual through our choice of colors, materials, and objects. It is often physical for human body, because elements that we design encourage you to travel between the outside and inside. Conversations that we compose 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 a touch of Since modern designs were historically much influenced by Japanese culture, Japan-ness naturally blends in to the contemporary feeling in PED’s works.

OUR OFFICES:

PED is active both in the US and in Japan. It was first founded as a First Class Kencihkushi (Architect) Office in Osaka, Japan, in 2001. It was later registered as a limited liability company in Connecticut in 2008. PED has been the recipient of many awards, including:

Second Place, CTC&G Design Award, Bath Design Category, 2015
Finalist, Windscape Competition, Boston Society of Architects, 2006
Finalist, Northern Osaka Station Area International Concept Competition, 2003

 


 

ペンギン・エンヴァイロンメンタル・デザイン(PED)は、米国コネチカット州に本拠地をおく、日本人デザイナーによる建築とランドスケープの設計事務所です。 日本庭園・ランドスケープ一般・住宅建築・アーバンデザインの設計、そして都市研究のコンサルティングを行っております。庭や住宅の、増改築・改修などの、小さな空間づくりを大切にしながらご提案・設計を致します。

PEDは、米国ではLLCとして (2008年設立)、日本では一級建築士事務所として (2001年設立)、日米の両方で活動しています。代表者2名は、日米両方で専門教育を受け、長い実務経験と受賞歴をもちます。

2015年 CTC&T デザインアワード:バスルーム部門2位
2003年 大阪駅北地区国際コンセプトコンペ:最終審査通過作品
2006年 WINDSCAPE/AN IDEAS COMPETITION: 国際展示作品

理念1- 和+今
PEDは、『和』をはじめとする日本の空間哲学を大切にしながら、現代の暮らしに溶けこむ、モダンな空間をつくります。日本庭園と建築の、みかけの表情だけでなく、そのホンモノの精神を、米国の住環境のなかで、自然に、そしてしっかりと表現します。

理念2- 建築+ランドスケープ
PEDは、建物の内と外の関係性を、創り出します。建築の設計には、庭への視線が、そして庭園だけの設計にも、建物への視線が必要だと、PEDは考えます。そのために、建築家とランドスケープアーキテクトが、常に共同でアイデアを出し合います。