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.


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.”








Tags: compact, contemporary, exterior, Fearon Hay Architects, Great Barrier Island, interior, modern, New Zealand, oceanside, seaside, Storm Cottage, tiny

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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