Mountain Retreat in Closeburn Station, New Zealand
The Mountain Retreat was completed in 2008 by the Auckland based studio Fearon Hay Architects. This stone and concrete home has been designed to blend in with the rugged environment, the dark interior mixes rustic and contemporary elements, providing a muscular and comfortable living space.
Mountain Retreat in Closeburn Station, New Zealand, Details by Fearon Hay Architects:
“Mountain Retreat is a small structure set within a high country station, adjacent Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago. The colours and textures of the cladding integrate the building into the gravel tracks, exposed rock faces and scree slopes of the alpine environment. The architecture seeks to be a subtle insertion in the alpine landscape. The internal environment is both muscular and refined, referencing the toughness of the environment while providing comfort required for a retreat in the mountains.”