Remote Cottage on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Storm Cottage was completed in 2012 by the Auckland based studio Fearon Hay Architects. This wonderful home has a robust exterior with movable perforated metal screens, inside there are a pair of symmetrical bedrooms, each with an ensuite. The size of the property has been limited in order to maintain the ‘cottage’ feel.
The cottage is powered by solar panels and there are independent systems for water collection and treatment.
Photos By: Patrick Reynolds
Storm Cottage on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, details by Fearon Hay 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.”