Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Project: Storm Cottage
Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Area: 1,076 sq ft
Photographs by: Patrick Reynolds

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects

Enjoying the beautiful coastline of Great Barrier Island in New Zealand can be done in a wide variety of ways. Fearon Hay Architects have developed  a sober approach respectful of nature with the Storm Cottage that offers all of the stunning views that its beautiful location can provide.
It is a box covered by freshly cut wooden logs and perforated sliding metallic screens that regulate natural light and ventilation.

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

From the architects: “Located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island – a black rough sawn timber box sits looking north to the sea.
The dark exterior palette is completed with a layer of perforated metal screens. This operable layer allows the moderation of light / air and protection both when occupied and alone. Internally walls and floors are clad with oiled oak boards that provide a warm counter to its robust exterior.
The programme provides for a pair of symmetrical bedrooms and ensuites set about a central living space.
Care has been made to limit the scale of the building and maintain a sense of ‘cottage’.
The building is off the grid, powered by solar panels independent systems for water collection and treatment.
This is a retreat that provides shelter, warmth and comfort to engage with the wilderness and isolation of the remote setting.”

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

 

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