Damien Chwalisz is the founder and Studio Director of Damien Chwalisz: Architects + Builders, formally Roarkus Design Studio (established 2007), and joint director of Roarkus Moss Architects (established 2008). Damien completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of South Australia in 2006 and is currently undertaking a project based PhD at RMIT, Australia. He is a frequent teacher of design and architecture at the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. The 3 modes: Architect, Builder and Educator feedback upon one another to create an immersive and explorative practice.
We practices architecture with a hands-on approach. We push the boundaries of materials and their possibilities to create buildings that are engaging, tactile and beautiful in their spatial qualities. Clever planning and innovative modes of construction allow a response to site that may be idiosyncratic and occupy the space in conversation with the environment.
Our projects include a diverse range of sites from tight urban infill to abundant natural locations and he is adept at responding to the space given.
Central to our philosophy for the production and consideration of architecture, is an intent to create physical structures and landscapes that are both exciting in form and delightful to inhabit, leading to new ways of viewing and being in the world. We recognise that architectural potential arises from a study of tradition, aesthetics, civic expectation, design methodologies and construction practices.