island retreat by Fearon Hay Architects



AUTHOR:

Fearon Hay Architects

YEAR:

2011

LOCATION:

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Patrick Reynolds

SOURCE:

Fearon Hay Architects - archdaily 

NOTE:

An arrangement of freestanding structures around a sheltered central courtyard rests in a saddle above Matiatia Bay. The natural undulations of the saddle have been subtly emphasized to form a natural setting for three roofed structures and freestanding raised pool. Inspiration for the site came from a study of lightweight, canopy- like structures, tensioned to the ground plane. Draped roof planes are tensioned to the surrounding landscape over interior and exterior spaces.

from: Fearon Hay Architects