Hawksburn Road Residence, South Yarra

With only one small window on the front façade, the architecture for Hawksburn Road Residence is an exploration of the notion of a sequenced arrival. The passageway into the house is sunken into the ground with a large bookshelf acting as a display gallery and reading nook in the sun. Open sightlines create a journey through the house including several purpose-built elements that respond to its use specific to the clients. There is a long suspended pond with plants and fish and custom-made saddle storage under the stair.