Damien Chwalisz was invited to be a contributing Artist in a SASA Gallery exhibition entitled 'MANUAL inscritions of the everyday'. This exhibition of architecture and design explores the concept of the manual - as dexterity, craft, handbooks and instruction. Curated by Rachel Hurst (Senior Lecturer, AAD, UniSA) and Jane Lawrence (Program director, Interior ... Continue Reading »
The green street house has been an ever evolving personal project.. This drawing is designed to be treated as a construction drawing. It portrays the building design and desired building technique through the overlaying of the elevation, plan and section.
This is an initial concept drawing for the Mt lofty ruin house project. The drawing represents a meticulous study on a traditionally built ruin, and attempts to suggest a way that a contemporary and empathetic extension can become a new part of the original system of the building.
Concept Drawings for a high density multi- residental development in a Heritage zone. Planning approval was granted. This sketch explores traditional material and contemporary form.
Damien Chwalisz was recently invited to contribute an article for the newly published book 'Materiality : Brick and Block in Contemporary Australian Architecture'. His article entitled "Modular construction and its performative potential" is a short essay which is a study on material and their capacity to contribute to the atmosphere of ... Continue Reading »
Our Green Street studio is our office and laboratory. The house, back garden and studio pavilion offer us the perfect opportunity to test design ideas, materials and construction techniques. A constant work-in-progress, clients of ours are often amazed at the degree of experimentation that we employ within our own premises. As part of ... Continue Reading »
Damien Chwalisz is currently doing a PHD by Project at the Royal Melbourne institute of technology (RMIT), Australia.
Introducing our new branding for Roarkus Studio: Damien Chwalisz Architects & Builders. Our refreshed business identity signifies the role that Damien Chwalisz plays in steering the creative direction of the practice. The new look has been integrated into our website, blog, construction signage, letterheads, business cards and client welcome packs. The design is simple and ... Continue Reading »
In March 2014, Damien Chwalisz and Gina Penhall were invited by the School of Architecture, at the University of Tasmania, to run a two day lecture series with corresponding workshops for the Master students. The lectures and workshops focused on architectural process and representation through hand drawing. The workshops had a great reception, ... Continue Reading »
Damien Chwalisz collaborated with John Adam as Roarkus Moss Architects. This is there competition entry for the Henley Square Redevelopment competition. ... Continue Reading »
Damien Chwalisz was asked to contribute to an South Australian Architectural journal, PLACE, special edition on Unbuilt projects. In this article Damien wrote about one of his favourite Unbuilt projects, The Predator House. He describes the project brief and use of mirrors to create a visual illusion between the site and ... Continue Reading »
Damien Chwalisz was asked to contribute to an South Australian Architectural journal, PLACE, special edition on an architect's design process. Damien's article focussed on that ineffable moment in the creation of an architectural sketch. The immediacy of a sketch enables the architect to capture raw intent. These raw intentions should ... Continue Reading »