Hawkley House, Liss

Hawkley House


A large one-off house set within the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park. The relationship between the building and landscape is the key driver within the overall concept, considering landscape impact, and integrating the landscape led principles that underpin design within the National Park.

The house is made up of cantilevered concrete slabs that appear to cascade down alongside the existing topography of the site. Integrated planters allow vegetation to spill over the edge of the slabs – an important element that helps to embed the house within the surrounding landscape.

The internal arrangement is that of an ‘upside-down’ house, where the bedrooms and ancillary spaces are on the lower levels, whilst the open plan living zone is on the top floor, allowing for spectacular views out to the hills beyond.