Dayong Sun, born in Changchun, China, in 1984, studied architecture in Changchun and in Beijing. Chris Precht, born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1983, studied architecture in Innsbruck and Vienna. After having worked in various renowned offices like Graft (Berlin/Beijing) and Nox (Rotterdam), they founded their own practice Penda architecture and design in 2013 in Beijing, with a second office in Vienna. By drawing different perspectives from western and eastern history, Penda seeks the fundamentals in architecture and to interpret and integrate them into one cross-cultural design-language. The designs of Dayong Sun and Chris Precht have been published internationally.