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Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects

  • 01:00 - 23 August, 2009
Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects
Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +16

From the architect. Located on the Eastern coastline of the Huaraki Gulfs, Great Barrier Island the ‘Great Barrier House’ is a relaxed holiday destination that references traditional notions of bach occupation. Drawing inspiration from the idea of two sheds linked by stretched tarpaulin, the house consists of two habitable areas joined by an expansive floating pavilion. Wide expanses of sliding glass doors & adjustable blinds allow the pavilion to respond to different environmental conditions while providing the location for eating dining & relaxing within the natural surrounds of the property.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Clad in band sawn ply sheet the ‘sheds’ provide a modern take on the use of vernacular building materials. Coupled with the use of permeable metal screens the ability to manipulate outlook and environment from within the ‘sheds’, provides further reference to traditional notions of holiday occupation and response to site. As locations for the bedrooms and bathrooms these built forms offer a sense of refuge from the open pavilion space.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

A roof deck upon the Northern ‘shed’, gives outlook and sea views, otherwise restricted by the site location behind the Medlands beach sand dunes and nestled amongst the neighboring properties. Standing upon the roof deck looking South-West towards aging corrugated farm sheds and looking North-East towards the expansive seascape, the Great Barrier House sits comfortably within its environment; offering a private retreat while allowing an occupation that embraces the surrounding landscape and context.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds
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Elena Pérez Borrell · March 24, 2011

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Jamal · March 02, 2011

Im having this house as my prom work its easy hehe

Carolina Correa · February 05, 2011

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Uros Smolnikar · January 06, 2011

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nimless · October 16, 2009

ahahahah xD

Ani · September 02, 2009

Beautiful views that just integrate so well with the design! Thankd for the great post Nico Saieh!

themirrorballman · August 27, 2009

more than looking to the amazing photos, you need to have a look to the floor plan, the way is distributed shows how great is the work from that new zeland architecture firm

sullka · August 25, 2009

I love it.

I do find rather sloppy the selection of those slim steel bars as "columns", they obviously aren't "columns" to the whole extent of the word, but they do seem to share some of the cantilevered roof load, They're way to slim, you could bend them with a kick or if you hit them by mistake which won't be so nice to the house.

Roberto · August 25, 2009

Exelent plan compound with the adiction of tree rectangles in an elemental composition.

Tel · August 25, 2009

The photo's give the impression of a tight slick design, and yet to see the house in it's surroundings is another experience all together. This house sits like a visible scar in the landscape when viewed from outside of the property and to keep this post clean, the chimney flips the bird to the entire neighbourhood. Truely nasty.

Bruce J · August 25, 2009 05:38 PM

Tel, you must be a little too close to appreciate?

StructureHub Blog · August 24, 2009

This project reminds me of a home design by David Salmela on Madeline Island in Lake Superior, which uses similar massing and color, and also has a white fireplace/chimney set apart from the home ( http://www.dwell.com/articles/... ). Salmela's project is a bit more insular, however, and seems more set into the landscape due to its different construction materials.

tsaB · August 24, 2009

interesting project... what will be the use of an outside fireplace?

One · August 24, 2009

Ha Large glass sliding doors.... Is not better just to step outside to do BBQ instead of opening up all glass walls and dors?

AMR · August 24, 2009

Another beautifully proportioned, well thought out and perfectly detailed project from my favourite architectural firm across the Tasman

ricardo · August 24, 2009

nice.

moldingdesign · August 24, 2009

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rodger · August 24, 2009

nice outside fireplace except for the fact that its facing the wrong direction!
as a whole, nice work from this new zealand architectural firm.

ali · August 24, 2009

i love that fireplace 2..........nice!

Dustin · August 24, 2009

best fireplace ever...

public eye · August 25, 2009 08:41 PM

disgree, most of the heat would be lost. Maybe you meant the very nice deck with the expansive outdoor view.

Yorik · August 23, 2009

Cool materials

Fudge · August 23, 2009

wonderful, i love that fireplace!

Architecture Feeds · August 23, 2009

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