Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects

On New Zealand’s Waiheke Island, Fearon Hay Architects with Penny Hay designed an amazing contemporary property called the Island Retreat. Enjoy the gallery!

Description by Fearon Hay Architects

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.

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- by Matt Watts

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