An open-brief was issued for this project with requirements to have a sustainable programme that conveniently allowed chosen clients to reside and work. I decided to design homes specifically for a Botanist, his wife, two interns and any individual seeking accommodation in the area, My design response maximises the site’s narrow strip. It comprises of three separate homes linked together by spatial proximity and embedded courtyards. The first house is the primary Live-Work unit. It contains a laboratory, a gallery and a semi-public library. Funds for the Botanist’s research will be sourced from the leased house on the rear and by tourists who use the interns’ housing unit during the holidays. The alleyway serves as the main access route into each unit and forms a unique threshold for its users.