Shark Alley House
Great Barrier Island
Shark Alley was designed as a family retreat, a robust structure able to hold its own against the rugged coast, capturing the aspect whilst still providing comfortable shelter from potentially hostile elements.
With the harsh weather coming from the sea, the windward side can provide shelter, leaving the leeward side open for access to the outdoor courtyard.
The ‘L’ shaped plan enhances this protection with sliding shutters, allowing flexible combinations of shade, privacy, ventilation, views and shelter.
Photography | Patrick Reynolds
Awards & Press
Architectural Record 50 Year Record Houses (2005)
Finalist NZIA Resene Supreme Awards for Architecture (2004)
NZIA Resene New Zealand Awards for Architecture (2004)