Enrico Daffonchio is an Italian architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and active in Africa and Europe.
The firm's work ranges from product design to entire precinct developments; from luxury homes to sustainable housing in Africa's booming cities.
The architectural approach is strongly rooted in Daffonchio's formative years in northern Italy, where classical architecture coexists with Italian rationalism, and a chemistry of tradition and innovation shapes all aspects of design.
The firm's work is enriched though extensive travelling, a growing need for, and interest in, sustainable design, and collaborations with contemporary artists. More recently, open source approach and parametric design are giving a powerful new direction to the firm's work.
The medium scale of the firm ensures that each project is given the personal attention of a highly qualified and experienced Architect from inception to completion, whilst maintaining the capacity required to handle any scale of project.
In addition to the original Johannesburg office, situated in Parktown North, Daffonchio established offices in Cape Town and Milan in 2014. The Cape Town office, eKAPA, focuses on projects in Cape Town. The collaborative office in Milan is dedicated to international competitions.