Storm Cottage is positioned on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand and was made by Fearon Hay Architects.
Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects:
“Located on the east coast of Fantastic Barrier Island – a black rough sawn timber box sits searching north to the sea.
The dark exterior palette is completed with a layer of perforated metal screens. This operable layer makes it possible for the moderation of light / air and protection the 2 when occupied and alone. Internally walls and floors are clad with oiled oak boards that supply a warm counter to its robust exterior.
The programme offers for a pair of symmetrical bedrooms and ensuites set about a central living area.
Care has been created to limit the scale of the building and keep a sense of ‘cottage’.
The building is off the grid, powered by solar panels independent techniques for water collection and therapy.
This is a retreat that gives shelter, warmth and comfort to engage with the wilderness and isolation of the remote setting.”
Photos by: Patrick Reynolds