Hawkesbury House

An understated architecture to frame the landscape. A low wall between house and pavilion serves to sensor out the middle ground to bring the distant view into the foreground to draw forward the valley.

Project team:
Andrew Burns, Casey Bryant, Nath Rankothge

The studio's first house, Architecture AND completed a house set high above the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney.

A series of masonry blades are placed on a site, deflected in response to the bloodwood trees that are distributed across the site. A long retaining wall stretches between house and studio to define an upper lawn, sensoring out the middle-ground to foreground the distant valley. In addition to their spatial function, the walls served to shield glazed surfaces from the radiant heat of possible bushfires.

Axonometric diagram.

Set within the landscape.

The dwelling frames a lawn forecourt.

Entry awning.

Corner glazing.

Studio pavilion.