Set on 100 acres in coastal Victoria, this site was bare of vegetation except for a 100-year-old row of Cypress trees. The design was based around a series of sunken walled courtyards to create immediately useable outdoor areas in the windswept environment. The extensive steel and timber exoskeleton was designed in response to the traditional wrap-around veranda of the local farmhouses. The massive steel and timber portal frames capture and frame the rural pastoral views from within the building. The sleeping area with a library is separated from the main structure via man-made waterscape between the buildings accessed by a suspended glazed walkway.