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Island retreat In New Zealand

New Zealand-based fearon hay architects have produced the ‘island retreat’ seated inside a protective saddle facing hauraki bay. Stemming from the essence of camping, the private getaway residence is broken up into person cost-free-standing structures that serve separate functions containing a living location, studio, bedroom, swimming pool and central courtyard, each and every with their own isolated mechanical systems. A steel frame supports a catenary roof embedded in concrete, tensioned to the ground with exposed cables, reminiscent of a tent assembly. huge operable glass panels wrap around the perimeter as semi-permeable walls for varying levels of communication to the outdoors while perforated aluminum screens give shading.
Stone-clad volumes contained within the program, subdivide the spaces within each and every element as extra layers of isolation and protection. The rough exterior material palette is offset by the warmth of the hearths, a leather sofa embedded into the polished floor plane, the calm water of the elevated pool, the fabric drapes and all-natural wooden furniture. Heating is provided in large part through thermal mass although solar panels generate electric energy during the day. with each other with rainwater catchment and an on-web site greywater management mechanism, the property tremendously reduces its impact on the grid.

‘island retreat’ by fearon hay architects, waiheke island, new zealand
image © patrick reynolds
all pictures courtesy of fearon hay architects

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