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Storm Cottage / Fearon Hay Architects

  • Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
  • Location: Great Barrier Island, Auckland 0991, New Zealand
  • Interiors Collaborator: Penny Hay
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds

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From the architect. Located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island – a black rough sawn timber box sits looking north to the sea. 

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

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.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

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. 

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

This is a retreat that provides shelter, warmth and comfort to engage with the wilderness and isolation of the remote setting.

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