Rory Hyde ProjectsDesign
Susie’s Pavilion
Cape Schanck, 2008

This small garden pavilion is designed to grow up with two young children. Sited near a 1970's beach house on a large property in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, it features a slide and a staircase/bandstand for family performances facing the house and in view of parents.

Underneath is a small interior used as a playhouse that can be opened up onto a deck underneath the canopy of a huge pine and facing views down the valley. This space can be used for parties when the children are grown.

It is multi-functional both in terms of its use and reading; appearing simultaneously as a sculpture in the landscape and as building.