Architecture Passion

Company

Rod is an architect from Durban, KZN, South Africa, who established CHOROMANSKI ARCHITECTS in 1996,having initially worked on community development initiatives; their team later attracted larger complex urban projects.

Their experience within the built environment has been valuable in developing a team, skilled in innovative and dynamic design, which led to success of: projects, architectural competitions and awards. Their diverse portfolio has established recognition both locally and internationally.

Rod has written for various publications, presented papers at conferences and serves on urban and architecture design review panels, tutors and travels to research, which offers their practice a wealth of knowledge.

Working with Heritage and Contemporary Culture, their team strives to bring it forward into new narratives for future cities.   www.choromanski.com

Memberships

  • South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
  • South African Institute of Architects (SAIA)
  • KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA)
  • Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)

Ethos

to embody the spirit of and enhance local identity . indigenous knowledge . design through light + shadow. landscape rehabilitation. hand-crafted detail. an african palette . richness through layered meaning. catalytic intervention. technical experimentation.innovation. community gathering . integration . re-interpretation . freedom through choice . resource protection + conservation. accessibility