male clients and female architect walking on outside desk

Ziwa House

Living Architecture

Episode 2: Harnessing Open Space For a Heritage Duplex

Ziwa House: Modernising a house doesn’t mean you have to erase the original aesthetic. In this episode we find out how de Rome Architects re-invigorated this 1950s Canberra duplex by opening it up to the outside and reorganising the inside with an enduring and beautiful style.

Project type: Renovation

Clients: Daudi Somi & Chris Lawler

Architect: de Rome Architects

acknowledgment to country

The ACT Chapter and the Institute recognises the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the traditional land owners of Canberra. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.

Working with an architect

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