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.
Project Team –
Fearon Hay Architects with Penny Hay
Awards & Press
NZIA New Zealand Award 2011
Elle Decoration UK 2012
Finalist WAF (World Architecture Festival) Awards, Singapore (2012)