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Paul Bo Peng Designs

Paul Bo Peng Designs

Today's featured designer is Paul Bo Peng. Paul Bo Peng is the creator of iconic designs such as Zhao Hua Xi Shi.

We had the rare opportunity to interview the exalted designer Paul Bo Peng who was recently announced as the Designer of the Day by the A' Design Award and Competition. Paul Bo Peng is the creator of iconic designs such as Zhao Hua Xi Shi. We got exclusive answers to our questions about Paul Bo Peng designs and design philosophy.
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Paul Bo Peng, how did you become a designer?
Paul Bo Peng : After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, I soon realized that architecture and design is my true passion. I was always the creative type and I always loved music, drawing and playing the cello. I guess arts and design was always my thing. ...
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Paul Bo Peng, what are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
Paul Bo Peng : I like to reinterpret oriental traditional culture into the modern and contemporary design context. I believe this combination is one of the central themes in our design. I also integrate and rely on Physical working models, computer 3D models, and VR tools....
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Paul Bo Peng, which emotions do you feel when designing?
Paul Bo Peng : I love to see a project go from conception to completion. For example, visiting beautiful site of a project to be, I feel the creativity within and I imagine how the finished projects will look like. I truly enjoy the whole design process and see my concept design turn in to something real that the client is happy with and can enjoy for many years to come....
Paul Bo Peng, what particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Paul Bo Peng : Migrating from China to Australia in the early 1990s and then returning to China to open an office in Guangzhou ten years later, in the middle of the big construction boom made me eager and brought me perspective and a sense of urgency of endless opportunity. Being a naturally creative and curious person definitely helped overcome many of the challenges of completing complex design projects in China. I believe growing up in China when it was still a closed country to the western world, and seeing China’s rapid economic change and progress, is one of the major reasons I have the ability of reinterpret oriental traditional culture into the modern design context....
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Paul Bo Peng, what is your growth path? what are your future plans? what is your dream design project?
Paul Bo Peng : I hope I will be remembered as an architect who dared to take on projects that seemed impossible to complete. My design portfolio is also very varied in terms of types of buildings and surroundings and I hope I will be remembered as a versatile designer. Over the years, My team and I have completed quite numbers of public culture buildings, and it is my dream and ambition to design a church before I retire. ...
Paul Bo Peng, what are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
Paul Bo Peng : It may sound very cliché but in order to become a successful designer you truly have to be passionate about your work and really enjoy what you do. Design is a hard work with many challenges, ever changing client needs and projects are often run with a very tight deadline. I recommend young designers to work in different firms with different strengths and disciplines early in their career in order to get a broad training and really find out what type of design and projects they enjoy. ...
Paul Bo Peng, you are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Paul Bo Peng : Do not be afraid to make mistakes or to challenge traditional mindsets. Keep up with personal development and constantly learn and evolve. I have been in the design field for over 30 years and I am still learning new things. Keep up with the design trend, and be in the front line of the development of where design is going....
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Paul Bo Peng, what is your day to day look like?
Paul Bo Peng : I normally start my day by meeting with my different design teams making sure we are on track on the different projects. I also try to have brain storming sessions with my designers to get different views and ideas how we can make the project even better. I love to get great feedback from clients and colleagues when we have achieved different milestones of challenging projects. ...
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Paul Bo Peng, how do you keep up with latest design trends? to what extent do design trends matter?
Paul Bo Peng : Even though I have developed my won design style during my career, I regularly read architecture magazines and I travel regularly to different sites to seek inspiration from designers all over the world. I also try to attend design exhibitions when time allows. ...
Paul Bo Peng, how do you know if a product or project is well designed? how do you define good design?
Paul Bo Peng : From the moment I see the project I know immediately if it is well designed. It is hard to describe the feeling but it has become intuition over many years in the design field...
Paul Bo Peng, how do you decide if your design is ready?
Paul Bo Peng : You try to make your design as perfect as you can but ultimately you are working for a client and against a deadline so you do everything in your power to make your work as good as you can within the given parameters....
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Paul Bo Peng, what is your biggest design work?
Paul Bo Peng : My biggest design work and the one I am the most proud of is the National Relics Park of Tang DaMing Gong.In 2008, IAPA won first prize in an international competition for the design of a cultural heritage park in Xi’an, China. The park’s design represents the remembrance and celebration of Chinese history through the dynasties of ancient China. Our captivating design, incorporating a modern interpretation of Chinese history, awarded IAPA first prize in the international design competition for this project. IAPA won against 29 other entries from countries all over the world, including America, Italy, Japan and Norway. The park, named ‘National Relics Park of Tang DaMing Gong was completed and open to the public in 2010. Furthermore, the architectural model of his winning design were selected for permanent display in the prominent Guan Shanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen, China. This project has a total value of 20 billion RMB....
Paul Bo Peng, who is your favourite designer?
Paul Bo Peng : The designer I admire the most is Thom Mayne who inspired me and changed my design direction when I was a student at the University of New South Wales. Another architect I am impressed with is Renzo Piano. I flew to Shanghai just to attend his design exhibition recently....
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Paul Bo Peng, would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
Paul Bo Peng : Design is my lifestyle. I enjoy my job and it is all I want to do with my life. My designs are strongly influenced by my cultural background....
Paul Bo Peng, would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
Paul Bo Peng : I have a strong vision of what I want the project to look like from the start. I support my team to move towards that vision whilst listening to their feedback. My business philosophy is do good work, chase opportunities and be patient. Work will come to you. ...
Paul Bo Peng, what are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
Paul Bo Peng : I teach at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts during my spare time, and IAPA has an internship program for outstanding design students....
Paul Bo Peng, what positive experiences you had when you attend the a’ design award?
Paul Bo Peng : A design Award provided a platform for us to share our work with the peer architect from all over the world. A design Award provided an opportunity for us to learn from the best of the industry. A design Award set up the professional bars for young architect to pursuit and to perfect their design.I feel extremely honoured to be the Designer of the Day....
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Paul Bo Peng, can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Paul Bo Peng : I founded IAPA in 1998 in Sydney, Australia. A few years later in 2002, I established IAPA Guangzhou office in China. Now IAPA, is one of the leading Australian practitioners of the urban planning, architectural design, heritage conservation, landscape design and interior design. We provide international design services to leading developers all over the world.IAPA has a truly multicultural working environment. the architects not only come from Australia and China but also come from countries in Europe, North and South America, and other parts of Asia. Whilst working at IAPA, each architect is expected to give a presentation describing their homeland culture, customs, food, music and sports to share with the other architects at IAPA.No matter where you come from, your cultural, religious or educational background, as long as you possess talent in design, IAPA has an open and international design platform that will allow you to display your talents to the world....
Paul Bo Peng, what is "design" for you?
Paul Bo Peng : For me, design is not blindly worshipping the vague words “form” and “ism”. Design is about providing a place for human life, establishing a balanced and vibrant relationship between people, nature and society. Most importantly, its purpose is to provide a social space that can accommodate the diversity of modern city life....
Paul Bo Peng, what kinds of works do you like designing most?
Paul Bo Peng : I like to challenge myself, so I like working on challenging design projects. I like the challenge of solving the design problem whilst maintaining a cutting edge design aesthetic. It’s rewarding to design a work that will be remembered as a masterpiece...
Paul Bo Peng, what is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Paul Bo Peng : Using local materials, tailored to local site conditions is always my top priority in the design process. ...
Paul Bo Peng, when do you feel the most creative?
Paul Bo Peng : When I visit the beautiful site, that is the moment I feel the most creative. ...

Paul Bo Peng, thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you... To learn more about Paul Bo Peng and check more designs by Paul Bo Peng as well as to see more Paul Bo Peng designs such as Zhao Hua Xi Shi visit
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We hope you enjoyed our interview of Paul Bo Peng. This interview was made possible by the contributions of A' Design Award and Competition - The World's largest and most influential design accolade. A' Design Award is an annual, international design award open to both concept stage and realized works by designers, artists, architects and brands worldwide. A' Design Award and Competition aims to create a public awareness and understanding of good design by promoting the best designers such as Paul Bo Peng and their design works worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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